Harvey Weinstein Slapped With More Sexual Assault Charges In Los Angeles
On Friday, Harvey Weinstein was slapped with more than half a dozen charges of sexual assault in California, all coming from two women. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced the additional trouble for Weinstein on Friday.
Reportedly, Weinstein is facing off against allegations that he raped a woman between the 1st of September, 2004, and the 30th of September, 2005. The former producer has also been charged with raping another woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in November or December of 2009, and then again on the 5th of November, 2010.
Mr. Weinstein will face another 11 charges regarding attacks on five different women. According to multiple reports, Weinstein has been accused of raping an Italian model on the 18th of February, 2013, and then another named Lauren Young.
Young testified against Weinstein at his trial in New York this year. In a statement, the District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, claimed she was "thankful" to the women who have stepped forward to report the crimes so hopefully, they inspire others to do the same.
Last January, Harvey was charged with multiple sexual assault charges for which he was convicted. The producer was sentenced to 23 years behind bars and he's currently serving time in New York's Wende Correctional Facility.
Weinstein continues to deny he had ever raped a woman and claims that his relationships have been consensual. "That hasn't changed," his spokesperson claimed.
As most know, the charges against Weinstein are what first kicked off the #MeToo movement in late 2017. Women such as Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and Asia Argento accused Weinstein of varying levels of assault which led to an outpouring of other women who told similar stories.
Not long after, other men in the entertainment industry were accused of sexual misconduct and assault, including people like Louis CK, Charlie Rose, Jeremy Piven, and more. Bill Cosby , in 2014, was also accused of sexual assault crimes and he was the first to be convicted and sentenced amid the movement's beginning. Bill's case was first brought to light by a comedy clip from the comedian, Hannibal Burress.