Harvey Weinstein returns to the news as his sexual assault case has three new charges after an alleged sexual assault of a woman in 2006. Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., announces the charging of first-degree criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault against Weinstein.
“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,” said District Attorney Vance. “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.”
TMZ reports the incident occurred on July 10, 2006, where Weinstein forced a woman into oral sex. The new counts carry a minimum of 10 years and a max of life in prison.
Previously, Weinstein was charged with rape in the first and third degrees and criminal sexual act in the first degree for incidents with two women in 2013 and 2004.
Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on additional charges, including Predatory Sexual Assault.
“This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.” https://t.co/hj8G07IofQ
— Cyrus Vance, Jr. (@ManhattanDA) July 2, 2018