Harvey Weinstein arrested in NY on rape, criminal sex act charges

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McGowan, one of the numerous women who alleged sexual harassment and assault at the hands of Weinstein, was joined on social media by fellow accuser Asia Argento as footage of Weinstein's arrest was broadcast by news outlets.

According to the Times' Ben Mueller, one of the two women cited in the charges is actress Lucia Evans, who told her story to journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker previous year.

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

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York May 25, 2018.

Weinstein walked in to the station carrying two books: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum, and an autobiography of Elia Kazan.

As part of a bail package negotiated in advance, he will put up $1 million in cash and will agree to wear a monitoring device.

In the statement released by the New York Police Department, they thank "these courageous survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice".

The charges follow a months-long investigation that involved the Manhattan district attorney's office.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

More than 70 women have accused Mr Weinstein of sexual misconduct although the charges relate to only two of them.

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Weinstein is expected to be charged with raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, the Times reported, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.

Actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, said she was "shocked". He agreed to not leave the New York State or CT without court permission, and has also agreed to wear a Global Positioning System tracking device.

The investigation is being run by the U.S. District Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY.

No charges have been filed against Weinstein in Los Angeles as of Friday.

The charges stem from encounters with two of the dozens of women - some famous, some not - who have accused him of sexual misdeeds.

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with at least four sex-related offenses after turning himself in to the NY police on Friday.

A jury would not believe the women, Brafman said, "assuming we get 12 fair people who are not consumed by the movement that seems to have overtaken this case". Los Angeles Police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on October 19, 2017 that the department was investigating Weinstein after an unnamed woman told police that the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted her in a hotel in 2013, according to the Times.

Authorities in California and London also are investigating assault allegations. He is allowed only in the states of NY and CT. His travel will be restricted to NY and CT.

"We represent a lot of women who haven't spoken out yet as well", she said.

Vance - a Democrat who faced public pressure from women's groups to prosecute Weinstein this time - said Friday's charges "reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation".

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