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Harvey Weinstein Arraigned on Rape Charges

May 25, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs today in a New York courtroom, where he was arraigned on two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act, Reuters reports.

The charges stem from allegations by two of the more than 70 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual impropriety. The outcry over Weinstein’s alleged crimes prompted the #MeToo movement tthat has spread throughout Hollywood along with government and other industries.

Weinstein, 66, intends to plead not guilty to the charges, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters outside the Manhattan courthouse.

“Prosecutors did not identify the two women, but said the crimes took place in 2004 and 2013. If convicted on the most serious charges, Weinstein could face between five and 25 years in prison,” Reuters reports.

Weinstein has denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone.

Reuters quotes prosecutor Joan Illuzzi, speaking during Weinstein’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, saying: “This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually.”

One Comment

  1. Boys will be Boys …

    As the founder of “Tramps for Trump”, we are a proud group of sex toys for Mr. Trump who can
    now brag about being ravaged by the now President of the United States. We are in a proud
    Fan Club of our President and will forever cherish our moments of passion with the Donald!

    In the spirit of bipartisan fellowship, we will soon launch the “Whores of Weinstein” sex club
    where others can join in to be part of this most exclusive club. As it is the fantasy of most
    women to be manhandled by a monster as with “Beauty and the Beast”, it is truly an honor
    to also be ravaged by such a beast and horrendous monster as Mr. Weinstein.

    More news to follow.

    Bertha Lipmeyer
    “Donald’s #322 in 1989”
    and “Harvey’s Hag #84 in 2001”

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