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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in to Police to Face Sex Crime Charge in NYC

Harvey Weinstein charged with 4 sex offenses, ordered not to leave New York or Connecticut

And for his accusers, seeing Harvey Weinstein arrested Friday offered something of a comfort.

Asked, "What can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "No". He did not enter a plea, which is common at this stage in a criminal case in NY.

Weinstein turned himself in to police in NY on criminal charges including rape and sexual misconduct based on allegations from two women.

"This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he could violate them sexually", she said. His bail was set at $10 million, and he paid a $1 million cashiers check to post bail, while also surrendering his passport and agreeing to the judge that he would not travel outside of NY state and CT without permission from the judge, and also agreed to wear a Global Positioning System tracking device. The fallen mogul surrendered his passport and agreed to wear a monitoring device that tracks his location.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

The charges come after a months-long investigation by the New York Police Department, which was launched after the New York Times and the New Yorker reported in October that dozens of women had accused the Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment and assault.

Weinstein's lawyer is one of America's most celebrated criminal defense attorneys.

I have to admit I didn't think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him. "We, the women, finally have real hope for justice". "Because one win is a win for all of us".

The Reuters news agency said the rape charge relates to a woman who was not identified.

That was the case in the recent trial of disgraced US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted after more than 200 people stepped up to allege abuse.

"Now comes the tough part".

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In my life I have had, in total, a couple of months of these completely wonderful days as a writer, and that is enough". Roth died in New York City at 10:30 p.m. local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said .

Dulany, who has alleged a 1996 encounter with Weinstein in which he picked her up at her apartment before a dinner and stripped naked, before she managed to kick him out, said the day had meaning not only to those who have publicly accused Weinstein, but to other victims who haven't felt able to come forward.

"BOOM", tweeted Italian actress Asia Argento.

Weinstein, he said, was coping "as well as can be expected when accused of a crime that you have not committed".

Argento condemned Weinstein at the Cannes Film festival earlier this week.

'Today we are one step closer to justice.

He walked into the station clutching several books, apparently including the Rodgers and Hammerstein biography "Something Wonderful" and a volume on late director Elia Kazan.

His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said Friday that he would fight to get the charges dismissed.

But Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to bring charges, citing a lack of evidence. He has been charged with rape and a criminal sex act - both felonies.

The criminal sex act charge involves then aspiring actress Lucia Evans, who confirmed to the New Yorker on Thursday that she was pressing charges.

Evans, who is now a marketing consultant, did not report the incident to police at the time.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a NY court Friday, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, almost eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

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