Celebrities react to Harvey Weinstein's arrest

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to police

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges

One was "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution", by Todd Purdum. Under his arm were three books, one of which was a biography of the controversial producer and director Elia Kazan.

Before his arraignment, Weinstein was walked out of the 1st precinct in handcuffs and escorted by officers as he headed to court. Another aspiring actress, Mimi Haleyi, said Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in his NY apartment in 2006.

She echoed numerous other women to explain why she did not press charges. "They said that if I do nothing, Harvey would walk".

Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing several cases involving accusations against Mr Weinstein after police investigations, and London's Metropolitan Police are also assessing a sexual abuse allegation against him.

Godbold is a British woman who lives in Los Angeles.

The news that Weinstein was planning to surrender to NY authorities broke earlier this week.

Godbold, now 55, said her cell phone lit up with messages from other alleged victims with Friday's developments, and "We're all elated". That makes these first criminal charges against Weinstein possible. The board of the Weinstein Co fired him and the company filed for bankruptcy in March.

Goldberg told The Associated Press that "we are relieved and grateful that justice is coming, but we also mourn the cases where it didn't".

Brafman, he said, believes his client will be exonerated. Here's a look at what Weinstein's accusers are saying on social media. More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing around the globe.

A source tells ET that Weinstein did post bail and left the courthouse following his arraignment.

The former powerhouse movie producer stared grimly as he appeared Friday in a Manhattan court.

Judge Kevin McGrath ordered Weinstein released on $1 million cash bail and the case was adjourned to July 30.

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Amazon said in a statement to The Post Thursday afternoon that the Echo woke up when it heard a word that sounded like "Alexa". Users had reported in March this year , that Alexa was laughing creepily in the background and many were scared by the same.

"Mr. Weinstein will enter a plea of not guilty". Al Franken, chef Mario Batali, casino magnate Steve Wynn and, most recently, Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Exposés in both the Times and the New Yorker revealed allegations from women who said they had been propositioned, harassed, assaulted or raped by Weinstein, who allegedly used his powerful role in Hollywood to prey on women within the industry.

The allegations against the disgraced mogul triggered the #MeToo movement, which sought to demonstrate and draw attention to the widespread prevalence of sexual abuse and harassment.

According to a law enforcement official, the criminal sex act charge stems from a 2004 encounter between Weinstein and Lucia Evans. Weinstein was expected to be charged at least with criminal sexual act, a crime that carries up to 25 years in prison, the officials said.

Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day.

The New York Police Department disclosed the charges Friday after the movie mogul turned himself in. Now, could he still use means to say, settle out charges privately with women to evade further accountability.

"My job is to defend something that is criminal behavior", he said. Film actress Rose McGowan said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah, "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra said he raped her in her NY apartment in 1992 and Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008.

Police detectives set up a sting where the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein.

In his NY offices, Weinstein "put my hand on his crotch", then chased her to the elevator and kissed her in front of his staff, she claimed. He didn't answer respond to shouts of his name.

"We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity". The film producer hired private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose what he had done.

The 66-year-old gave a weak smile as he arrived at a Lower Manhattan police station at about 7.25am local time on Friday wearing a dark jacket over a blue sweater and white open-collared shirt and dark jeans.

Evans told The New Yorker in a story published in October that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a daytime meeting at his New York office in 2004, the summer before her senior year at Middlebury College. And she prays that the charges will stick. Weinstein's denied having nonconsensual sex.

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