The Manhattan district lawyer on Monday introduced new legal prices in opposition to movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who had been charged with rape and a legal sexual act in Could.
The brand new prices embrace predatory sexual assault and contain a 3rd girl along with the 2 talked about within the earlier prices. Weinstein, 66, as soon as certainly one of Hollywood’s strongest movie makers, has pleaded not responsible to the primary set of prices.
Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein’s lawyer, couldn’t be reached instantly for remark.
“This indictment is the results of the extraordinary braveness exhibited by the survivors who’ve come ahead,” District Legal professional Cyrus Vance Jr. stated in a press release. “Our investigation continues.”
Greater than 70 ladies have accused the Miramax movie studio’s co-founder of sexual misconduct, together with rape, in a sequence of incidents relationship again a long time. The accusations gave rise to the #MeToo motion, which has seen tons of of ladies publicly accusing highly effective males in enterprise, authorities and leisure of sexual harassment and abuse.
The Weinstein Co’s board fired him, the corporate filed for chapter in March, and the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences expelled him.
In years previous, the academy had showered him with Oscars for a string of movies that helped outline impartial cinema within the 1990s, together with “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction.”