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Grand Jury Charges Harvey Weinstein With Sexually Assaulting Third Woman

July 02, 2018 - 4:35 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- New sex crime charges have been filed against Harvey Weinstein.

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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday, that Weinstein has been charged with committing a forcible sex act on a third woman in 2006.

“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” said District Attorney Vance. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373.”

The new charges against 66-year-old Weinstein include two counts of predatory sexual assault and a count of forcible touching. The new charges could land Weinstein a life sentence.

On May 25, Weinstein turned himself in to police after a grand jury indicted him on charges involving two women.

One of the alleged victims in the criminal case, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her. The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing. Several actresses and models accused him of criminal sexual assaults, including film actress Rose McGowan, who said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah, "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra, who said he raped her in her New York apartment in 1992, and the Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe, who said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008.

New York City police detectives said in early November that they were investigating allegations by another accuser, "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta, who told police in October that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.

Weinstein's lawyer signaled he would use legal challenges to try to derail that case before it reaches trial.

Weinstein has apologized for his treatment of women, but denies any non-consensual sex.