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Weinstein surrenders to police to face sexual misconduct charges

Published: May 25, 2018 18:43:21 | Updated: May 25, 2018 18:58:41


Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to New York police, where he is expected to face sexual misconduct charges.

The charges have not been announced but US media say some may relate to accusations by actress Lucia Evans.

Dozens of women have made allegations, including of rape and sexual assault, against the 66 year old.

Mr Weinstein has always denied non-consensual sex and this would be the first time he has been charged, reports BBC.

The allegations triggered the #MeToo movement which sought to demonstrate and draw attention to the widespread prevalence of sexual abuse and harassment.

Dozens of journalists were at the 1st Precinct police station in Manhattan when Mr Weinstein appeared at about 07:25 local time (11:25 GMT), dressed casually and carrying one book about director Elia Kazan and another about Rodgers and Hammerstein.

 

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