After months of serious sexual assault allegations against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, he has now turned himself into authorities in New York City.
According to reports Weinstein surrendered to the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct just before 7:30 am on Friday, May 2. He will then be transported to New York County Criminal Court to face charges in connection with the sexual misconduct allegations. E! News reports that he is expected to be released on $1 million bail and will be required to wear an ankle monitor.
Over the past few months, Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by multiple women in the movie industry including actress Rose McGowan who reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after she alleges he raped her back in 1997. After news broke that he would be turning himself into authorities, 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,” she said. “Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity.”
“I stand with my fellow survivors,” she continued. “May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”
Since October 2017, more than 80 women have come forward with their own experiences.