Harvey Weinstein Finally Surrenders to Authorities on Sex Crime Charges

Friday, 25 May, 2018

Police have previously confirmed an active Weinstein investigation regarding Evans, but the precise charges he could face remained unclear Thursday. He denies having non-consensual sex and has reportedly been in treatment for sex addiction.

Weinstein's Italian attorney said on Saturday that Argento's allegations were "completely false".

The New York Times states he has negotiated a bail package in advance - which includes surrendering his passport and wearing a monitoring device.

The Hollywood producer has had to turn over is passport and is only allowed in NY or CT, according to CBS, with the 66-year-old due back in court on July 30.

About 90 minutes later, Weinstein was led by officers into court in handcuffs, grimacing with his head bowed, his books nowhere in sight, to await arraignment.

The New York Police Department and the Manhattan district attorney's office declined to confirm the news reports. On Thursday in the United States, Weinstein's spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Weinstein's NY lawyer Benjamin Brafman both declined to comment.

Some of Hollywood's most prominent actors, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, were among those to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct. A source close to people.com said, "Harvey will abide by standard legal protocol and in the meantime, he is staying true to his self-improvement recovery journey and relying on friends and family and his inner strength". "This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power".

As the weeks go by, more and more women go public with accusations against Weinstein, either on social media or directly to television cameras.

The board of governors of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, the institution that awards the Oscars, convenes in emergency session and votes to expel Weinstein, whose films had earned dozens of Oscars over the years. McGowan was one of Weinstein's earliest accusers.

Weinstein was in Arizona however, where he has spent a great deal of his time since the scandal, flying out of NY less than 24 hours after the Times and New Yorker pieces were published online.

After the incident Evans says Weinstein acted as if nothing had happened, and began calling her at night asking to meet up - but she repeatedly turned him down.

The New York Times publishes a bombshell investigative report featuring numerous on-the-record accusations against Weinstein over a period of almost three decades.

Evans, now a marketing consultant, told The New Yorker that Weinstein approached her in a club in 2004 and that an assistant subsequently set up a daytime meeting at the Miramax office in Tribeca.

More than 100 women have since accused the twice-married 66-year-old of misconduct going back 40 years and ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape. In the retrial, the judge allowed five other accusers to tell similar stories of alleged abuse by the former TV star.

Weinstein's rep released a statement following the publication of the New Yorker expose, denying the accusations against him.

"A Wrinkle in Time" director Ava DuVernay, one of the leaders of the Time's Up campaign against sexual harassment in the workplace, posted a link on Twitter to news of Weinstein's expected surrender, adding "Karma NEVER loses an address".