Harvey Weinstein to Surrender to Police
Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to the police on May 25 as he faces charges of sexual assault, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Weinstein’s anticipated surrender to authorities comes as the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is expected to hit Weinstein with criminal charges. One of the charges is reportedly believed to center on actress Lucia Evans, who has claimed that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 at his Manhattan office. New York authorities have been advocating for a warrant to arrest Weinstein for his alleged assault on Evans as well as Paz de la Huerta, who has accused Weinstein of raping her twice.
In addition to the New York authorities, police in Los Angeles and London are investigating multiple allegations against the Hollywood mogul. There is also a chance that there could be a federal investigation against Weinstein on the issue of travelling “across state lines for the purpose of committing a sex crime.”
Weinstein has been accused by more than 90 women of either rape, sexual assault or harassment since October 2017, the start of the #MeToo movement. Weinstein has denied all the allegations against him, saying all relations were consensual.