#MeToo: Fallen Hollywood director, Harvey Weinstein, faces fresh charges

Hollywood director, Harvey Weinstein on Monday had additional charges levelled against him including predatory sexual assault.

The new charges were announced by Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney in a statement on the official website of the district.

Part of the statement read, “the filing of a superseding indictment containing additional charges against HARVEY WEINSTEIN, 66. Pursuant to the D.A.’s Office’s ongoing investigation, the Grand Jury has charged WEINSTEIN with an additional count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree for a forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006, as well as two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, a Class A-II felony which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.”

Weinstein had previously been indicted on charges of “Rape in the First and Third Degrees, as well as Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004, respectively.”

“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offences 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.

The District Attorney went on to call on “survivors” of Weinstein’s “predatory abuse” to share their stories.

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