Harvey Weinstein Attorney Benjamin Brafman Will Move For Rape Charge Dismissal

Harvey Weinstein Attorney Benjamin Brafman Will Move For Rape Charge Dismissal

Harvey Weinstein Attorney Benjamin Brafman Will Move For Rape Charge Dismissal

McGowan accused Weinstein of rape, one of dozens of Hollywood women to accuse the producer of sexual misconduct. "This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he could violate them sexually", prosecutor Joan Illuzzi told the judge. Weinstein raised his eyebrows as he heard it.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein". The other case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actor who told the New Yorker that Weinstein forced her to give him oral sex in 2004, the Times reported.

Since then, scores more have come forward to claim Weinstein used his status to sexually assault and harass them.

In a statement to Mic, organizers of the Women's March called Friday "an important day in terms of visibility for all women whose lives have been devastated because of the actions of Harvey Weinstein", adding, "We seek justice for women and all people who have been harassed and abused in the workplace". Weinstein mildly shook his head and softly said "no".

Other women who have publicly accused Weinstein of criminal sexual assaults include actress Rose McGowan, who said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah; "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra, who said he raped her in her NY apartment in 1992, and Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe, who said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008. "This is the first time since written history that women are being believed - begrudgingly, but still".

Anthony Bourdain, who is dating Argento, also reacted to Weinstein's arrest on social media.

His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said Friday that he would fight to get the charges dismissed.

Deponent states that he is informed by a person known to the District Attorney's Office that on one occasion between June and September of 2004, in the daytime hours, inside of 375 Greenwich Street in the County and State of NY, defendant forced informant to engage in oral sexual conduct, to wit, defendant grabbed the back of informant's head forcing her head downward and forcing her mouth onto his penis. Evans says she was taken to a private room where it was just the two of them. "I have to admit I didn't think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him", she said. "I tried to get away, but maybe I didn't try hard enough".

"Just the idea of him getting out of a police vehicle with handcuffs is very satisfying because it makes it concrete", she said.

It's been almost eight months since accusations of rape, sex assault and harassment first surfaced against the 66-year-old Weinstein. The grand jury is still hearing evidence in his case.


She is one of more than 30 women who have come forward with allegations against Weinstein, ranging from rude behavior to rape. That investigation is in its preliminary stages.

Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from encounters with two women.

Now, with his name redefined as a synonym for sexual abuse, we finally have the images that complete the disgraced film titan's story.

Kelly sat down with McGowan for the first half of her show Friday, where the #MeToo activist spoke about the arrest and her crusade to take down the man who she accuses of raping her 20 years ago.

McGowan told the AP on Thursday that "the justice system has been something very elusive". "I hope in this case it works". Now in France visiting family, she said she felt uncomfortable giving a full account of her Los Angeles encounter with Weinstein.

Brafman said in a May court filing that federal prosecutors in NY had opened a separate criminal investigation into the allegations.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York City police 1st Precinct in Manhattan in on May 25.

"It has given. any victim the power to stand up and say 'No, '" she said.

Authorities in California and London also are investigating assault allegations. The allegations have ranged from inappropriate comments to harassment and even rape. Companies he co-founded, Miramax and the Weinstein Co., were behind such hits as "Pulp Fiction", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The King's Speech".

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