Saturday, October 3, 2020

Harvey Weinstein charged with six more counts of s.e.xual assault and faces 140 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of s.e.x.u.a.l assault in California.

The charges brought against the disgraced film producer, 68, involve two victims from incidents that allegedly happened more than a decade ago.

It comes after Weinstein was convicted of r*pe in New York in February.

Prosecutors have added six additional counts of s.e.xual assault to the existing charges, which include rape and s.e.xual battery.

The new allegations against Weinstein claim he r*ped a woman at a hotel in Beverly Hills between September 2004 and 2005, prosecutors said.

He is also accused of r*ping another woman on two separate occasions in November 2009 and November 2010 at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey said: "I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward.

"The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case."

Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York, is alleged to have attacked five women in California from 2004 to 2013.


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