Connect with us

MeToo

Harvey Weinstein Could Serve Life in Prison After New Felony Charges

Three additional felony sex charges were served against the former Hollywood mogul on Monday.

Jessica Watson

Published

on

The once-powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted on three additional felony sex charges Monday afternoon, which could have him facing up to a life in prison.

The Manhattan District Attorney office announced Monday that Weinstein, 66, has been charged with an additional count of a criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in July of 2006. He has also been charged with two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault.

All three new charges are considered Class A-II felonies and could lead him to face a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

In May, a Manhattan grand jury indicted Weinstein on charges of rape in the first and third degree, and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree in incidents that involved two separate women, allegedly occurring in 2004 and 2013. He pleaded not guilty to these charges in June with his attorney, Ben Brafman, stating, “Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in nonconsensual sexual behavior with anyone…He has entered a plea of not guilty and fully expects to be exonerated.”

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said in a statement that the new indictments have Weinstein on some of the most “serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law.” He added that the “indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. if you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice.”

With no new court date announced, Weinstein is currently out on a $1 million dollar bail and is set to make a court appearance in September.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

I attend the University of Alabama Birmingham and I am also a writer for a college women's magazine called Her Campus UAB. One of the proudest moments of my life was volunteering for Project Homeless in Birmingham. One thing I can't live without is Nextflix and one of my favorite shows is Stranger Things. When I am not watching Netflix, I like studying astrology and online shopping.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Equality1 week ago

Massachusetts Outlaws LGBTQ Conversion Therapy For Minors

The Bay State is taking more steps to protect LGBTQIA+ youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20202 weeks ago

A Majority of Americans Supporting Progressive Policies Nationwide

A more progressive union in the near future?

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Maryland Will Rise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Free State raises its minimum wage to help its workers.

by , The Catholic American University
Education3 weeks ago

West Virginia Makes their Public Community Colleges Tuition Free for In-State Residents

The Mountain State is helping out its youth and their futures.

by , The Catholic American University
Government4 weeks ago

The DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

America's largest socialist organization is feeling the Bern, again.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

Speaker Pelosi Endorsed Lowering the Voting Age to 16 years Old

The kids maybe alright to vote.

by , The Catholic American University
National News1 month ago

Here’s What We Know So Far About Operation Varsity Blues

A summary and the latest updates about the largest college admissions scandal to hit the country.

by , George Washington University
Government1 month ago

The Department of Health and Human Services Received Complaints of Alleged Sexual Abuse Against Foreign National Minors

Migrant children may be at risk on the ground and overseas.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers