Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender Friday on sex-crime charge

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The NY police said shortly after that he was charged for a rape and a sexual assault on two women separate, without giving other details. He agreed to electronic monitoring and to stay within NY and CT.

"I watched Harvey Weinstein walk out of the police station in handcuffs and closed my eyes and thought about what it would be like to see my rapist walk out in handcuffs", she said.

We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorised by his vast network of complicity.

Despite more than 20 allegations of assault by women in London, Los Angeles and NY, no other criminal charges yet been filed.

In this February 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York.

McGowan said she was "in shock" at the news that Weinstein would face charges. Not only do the charges further validate these women's stories, they will also hopefully land Weinstein in prison where he belongs.

As part of a bail package negotiated in advance, he will put up $1 million in cash and will agree to wear a monitoring device.

His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing reckoning for the man who became a symbol of a worldwide outcry over sexual misconduct.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

"We can't go backward", she said.

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Weinstein's lawyer wrote in a court filing on May 3 that federal prosecutors in NY also have a criminal investigation into his client's behavior. "This is the first time since written history that women are being believed - begrudgingly, but still".

Evans told The New Yorker in a story published in October that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a daytime meeting at his New York office in 2004, the summer before her senior year at Middlebury College.

Weinstein surrendered to police early Friday and is expected set to appear in court later in the day.

Lawyers for the film producer have said all allegations that he forced himself on women were "entirely without merit".

That fund, administered by the National Women's Law Center, is already connecting low-wage women with attorneys who can help them pursue complaints of sexual assault and harassment.

The outpouring saw people around the world come forward with cases of sexual mistreatment, leading to resignations and sackings of powerful men across industries, and the disgrace of Oscar victor Kevin Spacey.

The officials spoke Thursday to the AP on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation.

Dozens of other big names in the entertainment industry have since been accused of sexual misconduct, including Louis CK, R. Kelly and most recently, Morgan Freeman. The New York Post/Page Six reported that the charges will likely be related to her allegations.

"That was the culture then", said Weinstein.