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Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In To NYPD On Sex Crime Charges
The disgraced Hollywood honcho is facing charges for allegedly forcing a student actress to give him oral sex.
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is planning to turn himself in to police in New York to face sexual misconduct charges, according to reports.
The charges could come as early as Friday, CNN reported, citing a source familiar with the investigation.
According to the New York Daily News, the NYPD is set to charge Weinstein for allegedly forcing student actress Lucia Evans to perfom oral sex on him in 2004.
Weinstein's New York-based lawyer, Benjamin Brafman declined to comment on the situation Thursday, CNN said.
Federal prosecutors in New York are also investigating Weinstein for alleged sex crimes that may involve crossing state lines, which would open him up to the federal charges, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Local police have been investigating the former Hollywood mogul in New York, Los Angeles and London.
After initial reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker about Weinstein's abuses last year, more than 70 of women, including actresses Ashley Judd, Asia Argento and Paz de la Huerta, have accused the Miramax studio co-founder of sexual misconduct — including accusations of rape and assault.
His public downfall has helped spur the #Metoo movement, which is publicly calling out powerful men for crossing the line into sexual harassment and worse in the workplace.
In the past, Weinstein's lawyers have "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex, CNN reported.
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