Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD To Face Charges


"He has entered a plea of not guilty and fully expects to be exonerated", attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement after the arraignment.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex. Several actresses and models accused him of criminal sexual assault, but numerous encounters happened too long ago for any prosecution. His bond was set at $10 million and he was outfitted with a Global Positioning System monitor that will allow him to travel only within NY and CT. After a short investigation, though, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to bring charges because of a lack of evidence.

"The NYPD thanks these courageous survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice", the NYPD said in a statement. Vance also urged other survivors to contact them.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged in the USA with rape, sex abuse and other crimes against two women.

Weinstein stands accused by more than 70 women of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some of the accusations going back decades.

WATCH: Will the Harvey Weinstein scandal change workplace conduct? Today we are one step closer to justice. "We, the women, finally have real hope for justice", Argento wrote in another tweet. Handcuffed and silent, he ignored a a lineup of reporters snapping photos and shouting questions.

As he walked into the station, he was holding three books.

Brafman could soon be seen carrying Weinstein's passport, which he would later hand over to Illuzzi in court.

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Other actresses who have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct include Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.

The charges filed Friday stem from incidents with two separate women in 2013 and 2004, the Manhattan district attorney said in a statement, and were the result of a joint investigation between police and the Manhattan DA's office.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Wearing a dark jacket draped over a baby-blue sweater, he seemed unsure on his feet and offered a mile-long stare as he turned to face the gallery before the proceeding.

The women said Weinstein threatened to ruin their careers if they went public with their accounts.

The victim in the rape case has not been identified, the Times reported, but Weinstein will be charged with first-degree and third-degree rape.

Evans is just one of dozens of women who have come forward with allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. Assistant D.A. and Special Counsel Joan Illuzzi stated in substance at the arraignment that Weinstein would be fitted with a monitoring device, which enables him to be tracked 24/7; if he wishes to travel beyond NY or CT, he must seek prior approval from the People and the Court; and he surrendered his passport, and may not apply for a new or replacement passport.

Since then, scores more have come forward to claim Weinstein used his status to sexually assault and harass them.