NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to face rape and other charges from encounters with two women, wearing both handcuffs and a strained smile as officers led him from a police precinct to court. " came a shout from a throng of media as the once powerful movie mogul walked into a lower Manhattan courthouse, his head bowed with the cuffs behind his back. " he mildly shook his head and softly said "No." It marked the first criminal case against Weinstein, coming seven months after the allegations destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning over sexual misconduct known as the #Me Too movement.Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape and a criminal sex act as well as lower-level sex abuse and sexual misconduct charges, the New York Police Department said.As part of his April plea to both charges, Spath gave up his teacher's license and resigned from the school district.
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."I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't,'" she told the magazine.But prosecutor Michael Whalen said what was most important was the impact on the young victim.The troubled girl had reached out to Spath for guidance and he took advantage of that.Mc Gowan told the AP on Thursday that "the justice system has been something very elusive." "I hope in this case, it works. New York City police detectives said in early November that they were investigating allegations by another accuser, "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta, who told police in October that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.
She is not one of the victims in the case on Friday; hers was still pending, officials said.
She was among the first women to speak out about the producer.
The rape charge relates to a woman who has not spoken publicly or been identified, according to the official, who wasn't authorized to discuss the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Spath admitted in April to having inappropriate conversations with the 14-year-old girl that culminated in asking her for naked photos over Facebook in mid-December.
Spath also told her he was naked and that she made him "excited," according to court documents.
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