Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To NYC Police

Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To NYC Police

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Weinstein is currently being charged in two of the dozens of cases of women coming forward against him

Harvey Weinstein is having a not so good very bad day. The former film producer who has been accused of everything from inappropriate to criminal behavior has voluntarily turned himself in to the New York Police Department, and his accusers can finally breathe a small sigh of relief.

Weinstein has been officially charged with first and third degree rape, criminal sexual acts, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct on two women, CNN reported, specifically that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. This comes after over 85 women came forward to accuse him late last fall. In a press conference this morning, his lawyer Benjamin Braffman said Weinstein plans to enter a plea of not guilty. “We intend to move quickly to dismiss these charges,” he said.

A New York judge set a whopping $10 million bond for Weinstein or he can also pay $1 million in cash, which his attorney said has already been paid. He also surrendered his passport and has to wear a GPS tracking device.

Dozens of Hollywood actresses from Ashley Judd, Gweynth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, and Uma Thurman have come forward to share their #metoo stories about Weinstein, citing behavior from requests for back massages, to being forced to watch him masterbate, to criminal sexual assault. The producer is also under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London, CNN reported.

Many people came forward today to share their thoughts on his arrest:

“Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that any sexual activity he engaged in was consensual,” Braffman said this morning. He also went on to say Weinstein didn’t invent the “casting couch” and that most of these situations “took place years ago” and were never reported to the police.

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Is that going to be their actual defense? Good luck with that.

“This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually,” Manhattan Assistant Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said in court. A grand jury has been listening to evidence in the case for weeks leading up to his arrest, CBS News reported.

The months leading up to his arrest left some feeling like he should have been in custody months ago with so much evidence pointing to his guilt:

But now, it looks like his time is finally up.