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Woman admits pressing charges against Weinstein

31 May 2018

Evans was one of the many women to tell her story to the New Yorker a year ago.

The New York Daily News reports the disgraced Hollywood mogul, accused of sexually harassing more than 80 women, is expected to turn himself into authorities in New York on Friday local time (Saturday AEST).

Ben Brafman, Weinstein´s powerful defense attorney, has declined to comment on his client´s planned surrender.

It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come out of the barrage of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning that brought down other powerful men in what has become known as the #MeToo movement.

The Manhattan district attorney's office and NY police have investigated Weinstein for months, coming under growing pressure from the Time's Up movement to bring the disgraced producer to justice.

The precise charges he is to face were not immediately clear.

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It was reported earlier this week that federal prosecutors in NY had launched an inquiry into the allegations, which is separate from the investigation now under way by the Manhattan District Attorney, the film producer's lawyer said in a court filing.

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But that began to change a year ago when she spoke with investigative journalists about Weinstein.

Despite Weinstein being released on bail, and despite his lawyer saying he plans on pleading guilty, women around the world should be proud of the movement they created, as it ultimately led to the arrest of this man.

Those documents included emails that he said showed that women who have accused Weinstein of violent assaults later exchanged friendly messages with him.

Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York on February 10, 2016. "Today, we have made a step closer to justice", said this ex-actress, who is said to have been raped by Weinstein at Sundance in 1997, and have signed a confidentiality agreement.

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Throughout much of past year, millions of American women resented that a man who'd bragged about sexually assaulting women had been elected president. "He'll put up a million dollars in cash and agree to wear a monitoring device, according to law enforcement officials".

"I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't, ' " she told the publication, adding that in the end, "He's a big guy".

Evans confirmed to The New Yorker that she was pressing charges.

Variety.com revealed earlier that the Manhattan's District Attorney's Office will charge Weinstein with at least one case which would include Lucia Evans who was coaxed by the producer to perform oral sex when she had auditioned in 2004.

Companies he co-founded, Miramax and the Weinstein Co., were behind such hits as "Pulp Fiction", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The King's Speech".

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, whose case against Strauss-Kahn fell apart, has been heavily criticised for failing to bring a criminal case against Weinstein for allegedly groping and harassing Italian model Ambra Battilana.

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Woman admits pressing charges against Weinstein