Weinstein faces six new sexual assault fees


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Harvey Weinstein now faces 11 fees involving 5 victims in Los Angeles County

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six additional counts of sexual assault, the Los Angeles District Lawyer confirmed.

Friday’s fees contain two victims of alleged incidents that occurred greater than 10 years in the past.

Weinstein now faces 11 sexual assault fees in Los Angeles County involving 5 ladies, District Lawyer Jackie Lacey mentioned in a press release.

In March, he was sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

Throughout that trial in New York, the 68-year-old was discovered responsible of committing a first-degree prison sexual act towards one lady and third-degree rape of one other lady.

The most recent fees allege that he raped a lady at a lodge in Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2005, and raped one other lady twice – in November 2009 and November 2010.

In January, Weinstein was charged with sexually assaulting two ladies in 2013. Then in April, an additional cost alleging that he assaulted a lady at a Beverly Hills lodge in 2010 was added.

Los Angeles officers have already began extradition proceedings, nonetheless this has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. One other extradition listening to is ready to happen in December.

In March, Weinstein himself was mentioned to have examined constructive for coronavirus in a jail in upstate New York.

A spokesman for Weinstein mentioned: “Harvey Weinstein has at all times maintained that all of his bodily encounters all through his complete life have been consensual. That hasn’t modified.”

The spokesman mentioned they’d not touch upon the extra fees.

Allegations towards Weinstein started to emerge in 2017 when The New York Instances first reported incidents courting again over many years.

He issued an apology acknowledging that he had “induced numerous ache”, however disputed the allegations.

As dozens extra emerged, Weinstein was sacked from the board of his firm and all however banished from Hollywood.

A prison investigation was launched in New York in late 2017, however Weinstein was not charged till Could 2018 when he turned himself in to police.

When he was sentenced to jail in March this yr, jurors acquitted him of essentially the most critical fees of predatory sexual assault, which may have seen him given a good longer jail time period.

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Media captionResponse to the courtroom’s resolution to condemn Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in jail (file picture from 24 February 2020)