LOOKS LIKE JUSTICE MIGHT BE SERVED IN REGARDS TO HARVEY WEINSTEIN
Former film producer, Harvey Weinstein, has been indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees and first-degree criminal sexual act as the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the indictment on Wednesday, saying it brings Weinstein “another step closer to accountability.” DA Vance’s statement which read: “A Grand Jury has voted to indict Harvey Weinstein on charges of Rape in the First and Third Degrees, and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. This indictment brings Weinstein another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged.”
Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein’s lawyer mirrors the same charges in the criminal court Complaint and does not add anything to the case we did not already know.” If found guilty, the Oscar-winning producer may spend 25 years behind bars, Deadline reports.
It was merely on Friday when Harvey Weinstein surrendered himself to the NYPD. He was arrested and charged with two accounts of rape and criminal sexual act in the first degree for alleged assaults against two women. The incidents occurred between 2013 and 2014. Currently there’s 12 pending lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein.
Brafman added that with a deadline set for Wednesday afternoon for Weinstein to testify or not, prosecutors denied his request for more time.