Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In
Harvey Weinstein, once the most powerful of Hollywood moguls, is under arrest in New York City. The producer, whose alleged sexual abuse of women became a catalyst for the #metoo movement, turned himself in to authorities Friday morning.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2018
Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein, says this is an “incredible and unexpected moment” for the women who have come out against the disgraced Hollywood producer.
Weinstein was arrested Friday morning on charges he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, a source familiar with the investigation tells CNN. But dozens of other woman have come forward publicly to accuse Weinstein of misconduct.
Many of his accusers didn’t believe they’d ever see justice, Farrow said.
“Not in a million years, and one of the hardest conversations I had over and over again with these brave women was that in addition to the sacrifice they were making in telling this story, they didn’t think they would ever be heard if they did take that leap, let alone to see actual accountability,” Farrow said.
JUST IN: Harvey Weinstein was just led out of a NYPD precinct in handcuffs. The disgraced Hollywood producer turned himself in this morning, charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women https://t.co/zMCnykf1yc pic.twitter.com/QbUJlDmvRL
— CNN (@CNN) May 25, 2018
He is expected to be in Manhattan court later today.
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