Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In, Will Be Charged with Rape
He walked into a NYPD station in Lower Manhattan at 7:30 a.m., his bail was set at $1 million.
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, turned himself in on Friday morning to be arrested on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. The New York Times reports that Weinstein walked into a police station in Lower Manhattan around 7:30 a.m., flanked by detectives. He carried three large books under his arm and did not saying anything to the swarm of reporters who were asking questions. He will be processed at the station house, the First Police Precinct, and then will be arraigned in court on charges of first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case, and first-degree criminal sex act in another.
The criminal sex act charge stems from an encounter with Lucia Evans, who told the New Yorker and investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him when she met him for what she thought was a casting meeting at the Miramax office in TriBeCa. The victim in the rape case has not been identified. This fall, over 50 women came forward with allegations ranging from rape to sexual harassment. As part of a bail package negotiated in advance, Weinstein will put up a $1 million in cash and will agree to wear a monitoring device. He will surrender his passport and his travel will be restricted.
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