Harvey Weinstein surrenders to NYPD on sexual assault charges

NEW YORK POST:

Harvey Weinstein surrendered to Manhattan police Friday morning on charges he raped and sexually assaulted two women.

The disgraced movie mogul – wearing a black blazer and powder blue sweater and carrying three books, including a biography of influential Hollywood director Elia Kazan by Richard Schickel — walked past a swarm of media and into the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan around 7:30 a.m. for fingerprinting.

He didn’t say a word.

Sources said Weinstein will be charged with first- and third-degree rape related to one case and criminal sex act related to another.

The 66-year-old father of five will then go before a judge in Manhattan Supreme Court, where a grand jury handed down indictment charges of first- and third-degree rape and criminal sex act.

He’s accused of forcing then-aspiring actress Lucia Evans to perform oral sex in 2004 and twice raping “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta in 2010.

The charges come seven months after scathing details of Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse of a slew of women emerged in separate reports by the New Yorker and New York Times.

Since then, more than 80 women have accused the disgraced film exec of sexual harassment, assault, and even rape — including A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.

News of Weinstein’s arrest came days after Manhattan federal prosecutors announced that they too had launched a probe into the former Miramax honcho. He is also under investigation for similar charges in Los Angeles and London.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance initially declined to prosecute Weinstein in 2015 after the NYPD and Italian model Ambra Battilana caught the married father on tape apologizing after she accused him of groping her.

Read more at the NY Post

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