Harvey Weinstein indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges

Harvey Weinstein (C) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court (file image) Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges after the former movie mogul was arrested last week.

The film producer was brought “another step closer to accountability” by the indictment, a Manhattan district attorney said as he made the announcement on Wednesday.

It comes hours after a statement issued through a spokesman said Weinstein would not testify before the grand jury over sex charges on the advice of his lawyers.

The film producer, 66, was charged last Friday on two counts of rape and one of a criminal sexual act for alleged incidents involving two separate women .

Weinstein was due to face the grand jury – the panel convened by the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Harvey Weinstein: The former movie mogul was arrested last week (AP) Officials said Weinstein did not have enough time to prepare to testify, and that he only learned of the identities of the two women relating to the charges on Friday.

A statement from the Manhattan DA announcing the grand jury indictment said: "A grand jury has voted to indict Harvey Weinstein on charges of […]

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