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Authorities in London have licensed two expenses of indecent assault in opposition to Harvey Weinstein.
Police stated the alleged offenses in opposition to the girl, now in her 50s, came about throughout July and August 1996.
“The CPS has authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge Harvey Weinstein with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in August 1996,” Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Particular Crime Division, stated.
“Charges have been authorized against Harvey Weinstein, 70, following a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”
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“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”
After revelations about Weinstein emerged in 2017, British police stated they had been investigating a number of allegations of sexual assault in opposition to Weinstein that reportedly came about between the Nineteen Eighties and 2015.
Not like many different international locations, Britain doesn’t have a statute of limitations for rape or sexual assault.
Weinstein is at present serving out his 23-year jail sentence after being convicted of third-degree rape in opposition to Jessica Mann and one rely of a felony sexual act within the first diploma in opposition to Mimi Haley.
He was acquitted on two counts of predatory sexual assault.
Weinstein misplaced his attraction of the rape conviction on Thursday. The ruling issued by a five-judge panel in New York’s intermediate state appeals court docket rejected the previous movie producer’s claims that the decide on the landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced him by permitting girls to testify about allegations that weren’t a part of the felony case.
The leisure mogul has been extradited to California, the place he awaits one other sexual assault trial stemming from alleged assaults occurring between 2004 and 2013.
Weinstein has been charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of pressure in California. If convicted on these further expenses, the 70-year-old movie producer might spend the remainder of his life behind bars.
The Related Press contributed to this report.