Harvey Weinstein Faces Three Additional Counts Of Sex Assault
Disgraced Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexually assaulting a third woman and could face life in prison.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R Vance Jr in a statement confirmed that the 66-year-old has been charged.
“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law.
“This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.”
According to him, there are also “two counts of predatory sexual assault, a Class A-II felony which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment”.
The charges come after his previous indictment for two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act charge related to alleged incidents with a woman in 2013 and another woman in 2004. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges last month and has been free after posting $1 million bail.
In all, Weinstein now faces six felony charges relating to three women: two counts of predatory sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape.
More than 70 women including several actresses, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have accused him of sexual misconduct. Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Company, which has since filed for bankruptcy and been sold off.