Once the most powerful man in Hollywood, disgraced producer Harvey Weinsteinsurrendered himself to NY police Friday morning, a watershed moment for the Me Too movement catalyzed last fall by the countless women who came forward with sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.
Weinstein pleaded not guilty and paid $1 million dollars on bail.
Weinstein has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act. "I thank the fearless survivors who have come forward, and my Office's prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation".
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85
The New York Times reports the cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a close friend. Roth, however, did not feel comfortable with his reiterated categorization as a Jewish-American writer.
Rose McGowan has been one of the most vocal of Harvey's victims; she has accused him of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. "We urge additional survivors and others with relevant information to call our Sex Crimes Hotline at 212-335-9373", District Attorney Cy Vance said.
Brafman said in a May court filing that federal prosecutors in NY had opened a separate criminal investigation into the allegations. Sivan alleged that more than a decade ago, Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a NY restaurant and proceeded to masturbate in front of her, while he pleasured himself by a potted plant.
"I'm glad we're finally seeing something that looks like closure", she said, a 55-year-old former film producer, who heads a parenting and education NGO in Los Angeles. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", reads the statement.
The #MeToo movement has seen people around the world come forward with cases of sexual mistreatment, leading to the downfall of powerful men across industries, including Oscar victor Kevin Spacey.
The accusers showed a united front on social media, with Rose making a number of televised appearances to discuss his defeat more than seven months after the allegations first broke.
"This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually", prosecutor Joan Illuzzi said at Mr Weinstein's arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
NY police previously confirmed another credible rape allegation after "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta accused the former producer of raping her twice at her NY apartment in late 2010.
While appearing on CNN on Friday, journalist Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Weinstein's many years of alleged blackmail and sexual misconduct, praised Weinstein'sarrest, calling it an "incredible and unexpected moment". Brafman says Weinstein vehemently denies the charges and will fight to get them dismissed.
Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, declined to comment when first contacted about the charges late Thursday, but has previously said that Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of "nonconsensual sex".
It was deleted from the self-broadcasting platform a little too late as it was already widely circulated on Twitter . The woman was later detained by the police and a date has been issued for her to appear before the court.
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According to PEOPLE magazine, the royal family will create Thomas' very own coat of arms, which will have a very personal touch. Ms Ragland was picked up from her LA home by a chauffeur, who loaded her luggage into a luxury vehicle .
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Wolfe's "wry wit and sharp observations defined an era of life in New York ". I had the same lack of education, and in 1984 I presumed to become Time's architecture and design critic.
The Congress party, which lost sole control of the state in Saturday's election, tried to stop the BJP's B. Yeddyurappa from taking the oath as chief minister by forming a coalition with a smaller regional party.
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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue altered his rotation to squeeze in extra rest for James at the end of the second quarter, which is unusual. If Boston looks to clinch the series, they'll have to continue to get production from the core that has got them to this point.
The granting of the security clearance suggests that investigators' scrutiny of Kushner has decreased significantly. Some had expected Kushner might not receive a permanent clearance for the duration of Mueller's investigation.
Investors remained cautious on developments ahead of formation of government in Karnataka and US-China trade negotiations. On the other hand, reality jumped by 2.06 per cent, FMCG 1.81 per cent, media 0.56 per cent and IT 0.15 per cent.
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Tesla gave up some features in autopilot
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