Harvey Weinstein Faces Life in Prison for New Sexual Assault Charges
The Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced on Monday that Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on two new sexual assault charges.
According to E! News, a Grand Jury charged the disgraced movie producer with one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for a forcible sexual act against a woman in 2006, and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The latter carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
However, Weinstein’s attorney told E! News in a statement the disgraced producer plans to plea not guilty to all the charges.
“Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated,” Ben Brafman said in statement, “Furthermore, to charge Mr. Weinstein as a predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified.”
This comes more than a month after he surrendered to authorities at the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct, where was fingerprinted and photographed, and shortly after, he was charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was release on bail.
Now, he has been indicted in new charges and could face life in prison if he is convicted.
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