Harvey Weinstein to Surrender To Authorities in New York
Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges related to alleged sexual misconduct.
EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein is set to turn himself in to face charges related to alleged sexual misconduct in connection to a probe by the Manhattan DA's office and NYPD https://t.co/hCbHFS6kbm pic.twitter.com/9OLnmPYCGV
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 24, 2018
The fallen former Hollywood honcho is facing charges in connection to at least one accuser — Lucia Evans — who reported to investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, sources said.
Because of the nature of the allegations, the statute of limitations does not apply.
A special grand jury was also being presented with evidence related to possible financial fraud against Weinstein but it was not immediately clear if the charges include money mishandling allegations.
The grand jury hearing Weinstein evidence was convened weeks ago, sources told The News.
Weinstein has denied any wrongdoing.
The New York Times reported that authorities are also investigating Weinstein for “financial improprieties” and for violating federal stalking laws against some of his female accusers.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan investigating possible financial improprieties by the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have broadened their inquiry to include allegations that he may have violated federal stalking laws. https://t.co/U7rC3nGu1U
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 24, 2018
More than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of behavior ranging from inappropriate to criminal, with requests for massages to intimidating sexual advances to rape. Among the actresses who came forward with claims against Weinstein were Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Kate Beckinsale, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino and Annabella Sciorra.