This accuser is not after Weinstein’s arrest & bail

Yolanda Curtis
May 31, 2018

What's more, Brafman previously told the New York Post that one of Weinstein's accusers is someone who also had a decade-long affair with the producer, and who only accused him when the affair soured and didn't result in her becoming as famous as she wanted to be. The rape charge is related to an incident on March 18th, 2013, when Weinstein allegedly kept a woman "physically against her will" at 569 Lexington Avenue and raped her, according to the Manhattan DA's office.

Judd told Time that when she heard that Weinstein had surrendered himself to the NYC police, she "didn't have a reaction" as she felt that "a sexual predator being legally accountable for criminal behavior is and should be normal, routine and not particularly newsworthy". The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults without their consent.

He has denied ever having nonconsensual sex.

Defense attorney Benjamin Brafman was reportedly in judge's chambers with the prosecution for 90 minutes over concerns on whether Weinstein would receive a fair trial. But he said he was anxious about the impact the wave of bad publicity about his client could have on a grand jury that's hearing the case under Burke's supervision.

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"You can only imagine what your state of mind would be if you were accused of a very serious crime that you maintain you didn't commit", he said.

The other accuser in the case, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004.

The accusations, first reported past year by the New York Times and the New Yorker, gave rise to the #MeToo movement, in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein is set to appear in court on July 30th.

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"Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation", Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said in a statement on Friday.

Until the scandal, Weinstein was among the most influential forces in American film.

The New York Police Department issued a statement thanking "these fearless survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice". Companies he co-founded, Miramax and the Weinstein Co., were behind such hits as "Pulp Fiction", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The King's Speech".

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