Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape in Los Angeles County, facing up to 28 years in prison if convicted.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey: “For those crimes, defendant Weinstein is charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by use of force. He also faces one felony count of sexual battery by restraint of another woman. We allege this second assault took place the next evening in a hotel suite in Beverly Hills.”
That was Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The charges were unveiled the same day Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in Manhattan began. He faces life in prison on those charges. Over 100 women have accused the disgraced film producer of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and professional retaliation.