Harvey Weinstein Surrenders to New York Police, Arrested on Rape Charges

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to police

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges

And he began to take aim at the accusations and accusers, noting that the alleged attacks weren't reported to police when they happened and suggesting potential jurors wouldn't believe the women. The office of Attorney Benjamin Brafman, who is representing Weinstein, said that he would not comment on reports of Weinstein's surrender.

A judge has ordered him to pay $1 million in cash, wear a electronic monitor, and surrender his passport. A grand jury has reportedly been hearing evidence in the case for several weeks.

Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day.

In a statement to Mic, organizers of the Women's March called Friday "an important day in terms of visibility for all women whose lives have been devastated because of the actions of Harvey Weinstein", adding, "We seek justice for women and all people who have been harassed and abused in the workplace". Asked "what can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "no".

Weinstein's state of mind on Friday was, according to his attorney, "As well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you vehemently deny having committed".

He carried thick books under his right arm, including what appeared to be biographies of the Broadway musical duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and Elia Kazan, the director of such classic Hollywood films as On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire.

The reports surfaced with the Manhattan District Attorney's office and NY police department have been investigating Weinstein for months. Evans, who was a college student and aspiring actress at the time, had only agreed to a meeting at Weinstein's Tribeca offices because a female casting executive was scheduled to speak with her.

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"This is an emotional moment".

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities on May 25, 2018, in NY. "The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office".

Some of Friday's charges reportedly stem in part from complaints from former actress Lucia Evans, who says Weinstein assaulted her in his NY offices in 2004.

CNN reported that prosecutors charged Weinstein with first and third-degree rape in one case and first-degree criminal sex act in another case.

Rose McGowan on Friday gave her first TV interview to Megyn Kelly following the arrest of sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

Other actresses who have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct include Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.

Miramax, the company he founded with his brother, Bob, in 1979 helped reinvent independent cinema with hits like "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love".

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Mr Weinstein was sacked past year from his production firm, the Weinstein Company, which later filed for bankruptcy.

But there were rumors in Hollywood for years about Weinstein's pursuits of young actresses.

In 2015, Vance declined to prosecute Weinstein after model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez filed a complaint alleging that he groped her breasts, and the NYPD had her record a conversation with Weinstein that police felt corroborated her complaint.

Police detectives set up a sting where the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. described the case as an "active, ongoing investigation".

A smirking and handcuffed Weinstein was led from the precinct house past a phalanx of photographers and into an unmarked police SUV for the short ride to the courthouse for his arraignment.

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