Former Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Expected To Be Charged With Rape In New York

Updated On 25 May, 2018 Published On

Harvey Weinstein, the former film producer, accused of an avalanche of sexual assaults is expected to surrender to the Manhattan police, this Friday.

Weinstein with the sexual harassment case over female celebrities: Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Katherine Kendall, Gwyneth Paltrow, was charged with rape of one woman while he forced another to perform oral sex on him, as per investigation made by CNN.

As per sources, Manhattan prosecutors will charge Weinstein with first- and third-degree rape in one case and a first-degree sex act in a second case.

CAPTION: Harvey Weinstein accused of multiple sexual assault SOURCE: NY Daily

Though his advocate Benjamin Brafman refused to make further comments regarding Weinstein's issues on Thursday, it is reported that Weinstein talked with Manhattan prosecutors concerning the "attempt to provoke them for proceeding," as stated in CNN by Brafman.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the 66-year-old personality is also under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London, while the Manhattan's hearing for Weinstein is expected to be set for $2 million.

While the victims initially remained silent due to fear of wrong publicity, the allegations are now the opposition. One of the victims, actress Rose McGowan said:

We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.

While Asia Argento and Ashley Judd tweeted an article about Weinstein turning himself in, on Thursday.

Untouchable by his overwhelming wealth and his influence with a vast network in the movie industry, Weinstein now awaits the hearing as one after another allegation catches up his throat.