Harvey Weinstein, now a Hollywood pariah, arrives at the red carpet before the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017. Harvey Weinstein is in New York Police Department custody after surrendering himself on charges related to a sex crime investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
His arrest comes after dozens of women began telling news outlets that he had sexually harassed or assaulted them over a span of decades, yet some thought the day would never come when he would face prosecution.
Following damning initial reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker , dozens of women began coming forward late last year to accuse Weinstein of various forms of sexual misconduct. Reporters for the Times and The New Yorker ― Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow ― received the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this year for their work.
They, along with the women who shared their stories, are credited with sparking the Me Too and Time’s Up movements against sexual misconduct that have affected innumerable other, less high-profile industries.
The charges are reportedly related to an accusation made by Lucia Evans, who told The New Yorker the disgraced Hollywood producer invited her to a meeting about work […]