In Los Angeles, a group of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct said Tuesday they’re encouraged by the Hollywood movie mogul’s conviction on charges of rape and sexual assault in a Manhattan court. New York authorities have said they’re prepared to release Weinstein into the custody of their counterparts in Los Angeles, where he faces charges he raped one woman and sexually assaulted another on back-to-back nights in 2013 during Oscars week. The charges could bring Weinstein an additional 28 years in prison. This is Sarah Ann Masse, one of more than 90 women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sex crimes.
Sarah Ann Masse: “As we turn our efforts and attention to the looming criminal trial in Los Angeles, I have a message for Harvey, for all abusers, rape myth perpetuators, victim blamers and those who have retaliated against us: This one’s for you. Your time is up. The time for survivors to rise up and thrive has come.”