Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Surrendering To Sexual Misconduct Charges In New York City On Friday
Defamed Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein Surrendering To Sexual Misconduct Charges In New York City On Friday
- Producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in NYC on Friday.
- The Hollywood mogul will be charged with at least one accusation by Lucia Evans.
- Evans, the former aspiring actress, accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.
- Over 70 women came forward with their story of sexual harassment and rape against the producer since October last year after NYTimes published a bombshell.
- Actors like Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie also claimed that they were also assaulted by Weinstein.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been disgraced with dozens of sexual harassment accusations for over six months. And now he has decided to turn himself in on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday.
The 66-year-old Miramax studio co-founder has been accused of sexual misconducts and rape from over 70 women in last seven months. Weinstein denied all the allegations of non-consensual sex.
According to NYDaily News, the Manhattan district attorney's office will charge Weinstein on Friday with crimes related to a sexual misconduct accusations by Lucia Evans'.
Ms. Evans alleged Weinstein of forcing her to have oral sex with him in 2004. The marketing consultant and former aspiring actress told The New Yorker last October that Weinstein approached her at a club in New York and agreed to a private meeting at Miramax where he performed oral on her. She told New Yorker's Ronan Farrow,
I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't.' I tried to get away, but...he overpowered me.
The Guardian reported it is not clear yet whether Weinstein will be charged with other accusations or not due to the statute of limitations, which doesn't apply in Evan's case.
Dozens of women came forward with allegations of sexual assault, which spanned three decades, against Weinstein last October. Actors like Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow accused Weinstein of rape and sexual misconduct publicly.
McGowan, one of Weinstein's accuser, told reporters that she was ''in shock'' while she heard Weinstein would face charges. She said,
I still have very guarded hopes. The justice system has been something very elusive. And I hope in this case it works. Because it’s all true. None of this was consensual.
I hope this gives hope to victims and survivors everywhere, that we are one step closer to justice. Because one win is a win for all of us. It shows that it can be done.
Weinstein denied almost all of the accusations against him in the New York Times and threatened to sue the tabloid which first published the bombshell.