Harvey Weinstein to surrender on charges of sexual misconduct: Report

WION Web Team
USAUpdated: May 25, 2018, 08:52 AM IST
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File photo: Harvey Weinstein. Photograph:(Twitter)

Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein who has been facing multiple charges of sexual harassment, abuse and rape by several women since late last year is now reportedly expected to surrender to investigating authorities of New York on Friday, according to multiple reports. 

In a change of event, Harvey’s surrender could shake the things and set them in motion -- giving a closure to as many as 70 women who went on record to file a case against him on account of sexual misconduct of different levels since October 2017. The co-founder of Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company has since forever denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. 

Regarding the reports of Harvey’s surrender, his office of attorney, Benjamin Brafman refused to comment on it. Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment investigation to be made into a film

Harvey Weinstein, one of the biggest names in Hollywood suffered a major personal and professional setback after scores of women came out to accuse him. Harvey has since then maintained a low key life and stayed away from the public eye. He was made to resign from his company’s board of directors. Not only this, it fuelled a movement called #MeToo in which women came out in the open to narrate their incident of sexual harassment. Also Read: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals how ex Brad Pitt once saved her from Harvey Weinstein

On hearing the news, one of Harvey's victims, actor Rose McGowan said, "I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein's survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice."

Currently, the police in New York City and London have been investigating sexual abuse allegations made against Weinstein. New York City’s chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said in March that police had gathered considerable evidence in the investigation, but the district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, would decide whether, and when, the disgraced film producer gets indicted.