Johannes Eisel/AFP via Getty Images
Editor’s note: This report discusses sexual assault charges.
Shame movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein He pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in a Los Angeles County courtroom on Wednesday. He is accused of sexually assaulting five women in separate incidents spanning nearly a decade.
Weinstein already serves a 23 years imprisonment of rape and sexual assault in New York. He was extradited to California early Tuesday for trial.
According to an indictment filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and revealed Wednesday, the alleged incidents occurred between 2004 and 2013. The official charges include four counts each of forced rape and forced oral intercourse, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of penetration using Power.
in a statment On Wednesday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said: “Anyone who abuses their power and influence to assault others will be brought to justice.”
to me A subsidiary of NBC’s Los Angeles, the former film producer was brought to court in a wheelchair by deputy mayors. Weinstein is scheduled to return to court on July 29.