Weinstein to Surrender to Face Sexual Misconduct Charges

May 24, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press,” the AP reports.

“It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come out of the barrage of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning that brought down other powerful men in what has become known as the #MeToo movement,” the report adds.

The AP notes: “The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by then-aspiring actress Lucia Evans, who told a magazine that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex. She was among the first women to speak out about the 66-year-old film producer.”

The report notes that a grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case for weeks, and the exact charges against Weinstein have not been revealed.

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