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Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault, Posts $1 Million Cash Bail

HeadlineMay 25, 2018

[Update: Harvey Weinstein’s bond was set at $10 million, and paid $1 million in cash to post bail.]

In New York City, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered himself to police this morning, as a Manhattan prosecutor brings charges that Weinstein sexually assaulted two women. One of them, former aspiring actress Lucia Evans, says Weinstein invited her to his Miramax office, where he physically overpowered her and forced her to perform oral sex. In another case, involving a woman who has not been named, Weinstein faces charges that include first-degree rape. His lawyers have reportedly negotiated an agreement that will see him surrender his passport and wear a movement-tracking device. His bail is expected to be set at $2 million.

In total, more than 100 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment, in cases that stretch back decades. Among them is Rose McGowan, who says Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. McGowan said in a statement Thursday, “I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice.” We’ll have more on Harvey Weinstein’s arrest later in the broadcast.

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