Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Katie Ramirez
October 5, 2020

Friday's charges involve two victims of alleged incidents that occurred more than 10 years ago.

"It takes a tremendous amount of courage to be part of a trial, and we stand in solidarity with the heroic women who have come forward to seek the justice they deserve", the group said in a statement.

'The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case, ' Lacey added. The complaint was amended in April to add a charge that the defendant allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010.

The new charges mean Weinstein is now charged with 11 felony counts in California, involving five women.

The new charges include an incident between September 2004 and September 2005 where Weinstein allegedly raped a woman at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

He's also charged with twice raping another woman at an unnamed Beverly Hills hotel, first in November or December 2009 and again on Nov. 5, 2010, the complaint states.

The 68-year-old Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in NY after convictions in February for rape and sexual assault of two women.

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Weinstein, already serving time in a NY prison following his conviction in that state, now stands accused of raping and sexually assaulting five women in L.A. County from 2004 to 2013. He was placed in isolation and reportedly recovered without showing significant symptoms.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles are seeking the temporary custody of Weinstein from NY.

Weinstein was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison for the sexual assault of production assistant Mimi Haleyi, and the third-degree rape of former actress Jessica Mann in Manhattan.

"Harvey Weinstein has always maintained that every one of his physical encounters throughout his entire life have been consensual".

These six new charges come in addition to others he is already facing. He was originally accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate attacks in 2013, prosecutors said. "That hasn't changed", Engelmayer said.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles want him extradited to California. "At this moment we can not comment on the additional charges until we learn more about them".

Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York, July 2018.

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