Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape charges

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after be served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK- Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to the New York police Friday, as it was reported he would by many media houses.

He was arrested on rape of one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, according to a source by CNN.

A source said, that the Manhattan prosecutors will charge Weinstein with first and third-degree rape in one case and a first-degree sex act in a second case.

He’s expected to appear in court later in the day.

With many reporters and photographers waiting for the appearance outside the New York police precinct, Weinstein walked into with a flurry of flashing lights and camera’s on him.

CNN is reporting from a law enforcement source that Weinstein’s bond is expected to be set at $2 million.

He is also under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London and according to a Wall Street Journal report, New York federal prosecutors have started a sex crimes investigation into him.

These charges comes after over 70 women have accused Weinstein of rape, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, in the entertainment industry and young inspiring female actors.

Actress Rose McGowan, one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of assault and has been very vocal since, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, “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,”

“We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”

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