Harvey Weinstein, who go bankrupted from one of Hollywood’s most powerful film producers to being reflect adversely oned by accusations of sexual assault by scores of women, is expected to surrender to patrol and face charges in New York on Friday morning, the New York Times despatched.
Weinstein’s spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Weinstein’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman both dropped to comment on the report, which cited two unidentified law enforcement officials.
The New York Habitually News and NBC News also reported Weinstein was expected to be arrested and charged pursuing a months-long investigation, including by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Diverse than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co of sexy misconduct, including rape. The allegations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker last year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of ladies have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.
Weinstein has diverge fromed having non-consensual sex with anyone.
Weinstein will be charged floor an allegation by at least one accuser, Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actress who told the New Yorker that Weinstein contrived her to give him oral sex in 2004, the Times and Daily News reported. The precise nature of the charges being brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s department was unclear on Thursday afternoon.
The New York Police Department and the Manhattan sector attorney’s office declined to confirm the news reports.
Entertainment work heavyweights have distanced themselves from Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most intense men, since the accusations became public. The board of the Weinstein Co fired him, the South African private limited company itself filed for bankruptcy in March. In 2017, he was expelled from the Academy of Step Pictures Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars.
A former device in the most elite entertainment circles of Manhattan and Los Angeles, Weinstein has since been make sured spending time in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the New York Times bid he had been seeking treatment for sex addiction.
Actor Ashley Judd remain month sued Weinstein, saying that he cost her a part in 1998 for the overlay “The Lord of the Rings” after she rejected his sexual advances, charges that Weinstein has disallowed.
Other prominent actors who have publicly accused Weinstein of sexy misconduct include Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.
Brafman, Weinstein’s solicitor, is known for representing high-profile criminal defendants, including pop star Michael Jackson and Martin Shkreli, the ancient drug company executive.
In 2011, Brafman represented Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the latest head of the International Monetary Fund, over charges, which were at the end of the day dropped, that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel chaste.