NEW YORK- Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said.

Weinstein’s spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Weinstein’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman have declined to comment.

The imminent criminal charging of Weinstein was first reported by the New York Daily News,  after months of long investigations that included the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

This will be the first time Weinstein will be formally charged since the allegations surfaced.

The charges will stem from Manhattan grand jury, the charges have not been made official and Cyrus Vance is the person who is expected to serve indictments.

According to a New York Times report the charges were laid by actress Lucia Evans, who detailed her accusations in a New Yorker expose’.

Reuters also reported that a person familiar with the case confirmed the report.

The New York Times and several media houses have reported Weinstein was expected to surrender.

It is known that the New York police are investigating rape allegations made by actress Paz de la Huerta. The New York police department and district attorney office said they will not comment at this time.

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