Fallen film mogul Harvey Weinstein faces the possibility of life in prison after being indicted on additional sexual assault charges in connection with a third victim, The New York Times reports. Weinstein was previously charged in New York with sexually assaulting two women.
“Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney’s office said on Monday that a grand jury had voted to approve a superseding indictment against Mr. Weinstein, adding to the charges he already faces in State Supreme Court in Manhattan,” The Times reports.
Weinstein, 66, was arrested in May in connection with alleged sexual assaults in 2004 and 2013.
“He has denied the charges, saying the encounters were consensual, and has pleaded not guilty. A judge released him on $1 million bail to await trial,” The Times reports. “Issued on Monday, the updated indictment accuses Mr. Weinstein of forcing a third woman to have sex with him. The additional charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.”
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is quoted in the story saying: “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues.”