New sexual assault charges have been filed against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Monday. The charges involve a third accuser.
A grand jury has charged Weinstein with an additional count of first-degree criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault, according to WABC in New York. The criminal sexual act charge stems from an alleged incident in 2006 when Weinstein allegedly performed oral sex on an unnamed victim against her will, according to the New York Daily News. Weinstein could face life imprisonment if convicted on the two counts of predatory sexual assault.
"A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York's Penal Law," Vance said during a press conference. "This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373."
Weinstein was previously indicted in May on first- and third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act for the alleged forcible sexual acts against two separate women in 2013 and 2004.
In October, an investigation by the New York Times found that Weinstein allegedly paid at least eight women to stay silent after they accused him of sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact. The New Yorker reported that 13 women accused Weinstein of sexually harassing or assaulting them over the past three decades.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex with women.
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