Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrenders; arrested on rape charges
The American producer has been charged with first and third-degree rape in one case and first-degree sex act in the other.
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to the New York Police on Friday and was immediately arrested for raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, according to various reports.
The American producer has been charged with first and third-degree rape in one case and first-degree sex act in the other case and is expected to produced in court later today. While the bond is expected to be set at two million dollars, he is also under investigation for crimes in Los Angeles and London.
The crimes by Harvey Weinstein came to light after American actress Rose McGowan came forward and so did many other survivors like her. The most recent was Asia Argento at the closing ceremony of Cannes 2018 while it was earlier Kate Beckinsale, Uma Thurman and Myleene Klass. The crimes by Harvey Weinstein also started the #MeToo campaign which has picked up across the world through various film industries and on social media.
The arrest comes in the wake of Morgan Freeman being accused of sexual misconduct by eight women and Woody Allen's son coming out in defense of his director father who was accused of sexual assault by his daughter Dylan Farrow. American actress Gwyneth Paltrow also made a startling revelation about how her ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein for misbehaving with her.