Harvey Weinstein indicted for rape and sexual assault in NY

Harvey Weinstein's attorney Benjamin Brafman described his client as'lonely and angry before the disgraced film producer face a New York court on Friday charged with rape

Weinstein accusers Rose McGowan, Asia Argento respond to arrest: ‘We got you’

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was on May 25, charged on first and third-degree rape, and committing a first-degree criminal sexual act. She said Weinstein gave her a ride home then insisted they have drinks, then forced himself on her.

Allegations from dozens of women against the once-powerhouse producer catalyzed what became known as the #MeToo movement, a national reckoning about sexual misconduct.

"Someone asked me how Mr. Weinstein was feeling and my answer was, 'As well as can be expected when you have been accused of a crime that you vehemently deny having committed, '" he told reporters Friday.

Since then, almost 100 women have come forward alleging 40 years of impropriety that sparked a sexual harassment watershed, ending the careers of powerful men and spawning the global #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

The actress also shared a video of Weinstein arriving at the New York Police Department at Tribeca in Manhattan, writing: "What took you so long Harvey?" after responding to a message of support with a champagne bottle emoji and the worlds "popping this bubbly, buddy".

The 66-year-old also surrendered his passport, and will not be able to travel outside of the states of NY and CT.

Officers later escorted Weinstein from the police station to a courtroom, where he entered wearing handcuffs for arraignment. As he was handcuffed and transported to court, she followed up with, "Harvey Weinstein ain't smiling now". This was reported by the American media, his lawyer Benjamin Brafman. We were sentenced to years of it before anybody believed us.

"I'm in shock", said on ABC's the ex-actress Rose McGowan. She says they're "all elated".

In a statement, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance called the women who pressed charges "brave" and referred to the investigation into Weinstein's behavior "ongoing". He has since been fired from his company, Weinstein Co., and expelled from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

He had racked up Oscars for a string of films that helped define independent cinema in the 1990s, including "Shakespeare in Love" and "Pulp Fiction".

The flood of women who came forward to speak out against him in 2017 opened the floodgates for the #MeToo movement.

She didn't report the incident to police at the time, telling The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow that she blamed herself for not fighting back.

London's Metropolitan Police and Los Angeles prosecutors have said they are reviewing accusations of sexual assault against him.

New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor, who shared a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the Weinstein allegations, on Twitter listed the reactions she had heard from victims.

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