Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is currently facing three additional charges related to alleged sexual misconduct.
In May, Weinstein was indicted on rape and criminal sex charges. A grand jury in New York confirmed the charges against the Hollywood producer despite him waiving his right to appear before the panel.
Today (July 2), Weinstein was charged by the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr with an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, two counts of predatory sexual assault and an alleged forcible sexual act in 2006, the Guardian reports.
These new charges are in addition to those of two counts of rape and one of a criminal sexual act contained in May’s indictment. Weinstein will now be arraigned in court next week (July 9).
Following his earlier indictment, Weinstein remains free after agreeing to pay $1m (£750,000) in bail. Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman said at the time: “We remind everyone that an indictment is merely a formal accusation. Mr Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies.”
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In February, it emerged that there are reported offences dating back to the 1970s.
Pulitzer-winning playwright David Mamet has written a play based on the accusations against Weinstein, although production details are yet to be revealed.