Weinstein To Surrender Friday On Rape, Sexual Misconduct Charges

Zero Hedge | 5/25/2018 | Staff
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A spokesperson for the Manhattan D.A.'s office acknowledged to NBC that the case is "an advanced stage." Weinstein's team of attorneys — no doubt the best that his net worth of about $150 million can buy — have denied any claim of non-consensual sex.

But as NBC reports further, "The NYPD for months has been calling for Weinstein's arrest, saying they had enough evidence to charge him in the alleged sexual abuse of Paz de la Huerta and Lucia Evans" — the likely subjects of the New York state grand jury proceedings.

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And as The Hill explains, though two New York Police officials publicly stated Wednesday the NYPD is ready to arrest the former Hollywood producer, it is "just waiting for approval from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., whose office has been criticized for not previously charging Weinstein after allegations were brought against him in 2015."

Huerta is the “Boardwalk Empire” actress who told CBS News in a November interview she was first raped in October 2010 after Weinstein gave her a ride home from a party - after which the Hollywood mogul insisted on having a drink in her apartment when he forced himself on her. She said he raped her again in December 2010 after coming to her apartment. She had been drinking and was not in a condition to give consent, the actress said in the interview.

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Lucia Evans, then a college student and aspiring actress, alleged that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him inside his Tribeca office in 2004 — one of the instances which has long been known to be playing a key role in the NYPD's investigation.

Crucially, New York State has no statute of limitations on rape and criminal sexual acts — its legal term for forced oral or...
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