Harvey Weinstein facing six new sexual assault charges in LA


The new charges date back to 2004, and come as part of an ongoing case against the disgraced film producer in California.

Harvey Weinstein is facing six new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

The disgraced film producer was convicted in New York for historic sexual assault charges in March, and sentenced to 23 years in prison.

The new charges in California are part of an ongoing case against Weinstein, and include additional forcible sexual assault claims involving two victims in incidents that allegedly date back more than a decade.

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                              Harvey Weinstein facing six new sexual assault charges in LA

Weinstein, 68, is now facing a total of four counts of rape, two of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, involving five victims, for crimes that allegedly happened between 2004 and 2013.

If convicted in Los Angeles, Weinstein could be given up to 140 years in state prison.

The new allegations against him claim he raped a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel between September 2004 and 2005, according to prosecutors.

In a second allegation, he is also accused of raping another woman, on two separate occasions, at a hotel in Beverly Hills in November 2009 and November 2010.

Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey said: “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.”

                              Harvey Weinstein facing six new sexual assault charges in LA

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When the case was opened in Los Angeles earlier in the year, Weinstein denied the charges.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has now started the extradition process for Weinstein to face sexual assault charges there.

The convicted rapist is being held at Wende Correctional Facility in Buffalo, New York – a maximum security prison.

Last month, he was stripped of his CBE by the Honours Forfeiture Committee, following his rape conviction.


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