Harvey Weinstein faces 6 new 'sexual assault counts' in Los Angeles

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Ameican movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six new forcible sexual assault counts, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office introduced on Friday (native time).

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein was charged with six further forcible sexual assault counts involving two victims stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred greater than a decade in the past, in accordance with authorities. The new costs embrace an incident between September 2004 and September 2005 the place Weinstein allegedly raped a lady at a lodge in Beverly Hills.

The intercourse crime case beforehand filed towards Weinstein was amended so as to add three felony counts every of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, that means the disgraced film mogul now faces a complete of 4 counts every of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one rely of sexual penetration by use of power, involving 5 victims for crimes that span from 2004 to 2013.

Weinstein, who’s at the moment in jail in New York after being convicted of a number of intercourse crimes there — is also accused of raping one other girl on two separate events in November 2009 and November 2010 at a lodge in Beverly Hills. “I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward. The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case,” stated District Attorney Jackie Lacey in an announcement.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein was initially charged by the Los Angeles DA in January with sexually assaulting two girls throughout alleged separate incidents in 2013. Then that criticism was amended in April so as to add a cost that he allegedly sexually assaulted a lady at a Beverly Hills lodge in May 2010. Los Angeles prosecutors are looking for short-term custody of Weinstein from New York, with an extradition listening to set for December 11 in Buffalo, in accordance with authorities.

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