WATCH: Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in to New York Police to Face Rape Charges
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2018
Former Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department on Friday to face criminal sexual misconduct charges that have been leveled against him.
Weinstein will be charged for the allegations that raped Paz de la Huerta and forced Lucia Evans to perform oral sex on him, reports said. The bond is expected to be set at $2 million.
Beyond Evans and De la Huerta, dozens of women have spoken out over the last few months in order to shed light on Weinstein’s years of alleged sexual abuse. Rose McGowan, one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of rape, offered a statement of relief yesterday in anticipation of the disgraced film producer’s surrender.
“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice.”
The revelations against Weinstein helped spark the #MeToo movement in which women all over the country were emboldened to speak out against the inappropriate behavior of powerful mean in various industries. This led to many allegations against high-profile members of in the entertainment business (Morgan Freeman being the latest, accused of sexual harassment), but it also had an impact on the news business, with accusations against former industry titans like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
UPDATE: The NYPD has released a statement on Weinstein’s arrest.
Statement from the NYPD following the arrest of Harvey Weinstein. pic.twitter.com/SrE315vhC7
— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) May 25, 2018
UPDATE: Here’s a picture of Weinstein in handcuffs.
JUST IN: Film producer Harvey Weinstein leave New York City police station in handcuffs, escorted by officers pic.twitter.com/fccSLz4K5w
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 25, 2018
Watch above, via CBS.
[Image via screengrab]
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