With the rapidly moving shift to hold sexual abusers accountable brought on by the #MeToo movement, many men in Hollywood and every other industry should be worried. Women have decided that they’ve had enough and intend to continue coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuses by powerful men who have been allowed to go thus far unchecked.
LIVE: Harvey Weinstein to arrive at NYPD in Manhattan https://t.co/bsTRGlqG7Q
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 25, 2018
When the movement began, one of the first and most powerful men to be taken down was longtime producer and studio owner Harvey Weinstein. More than 80 women, including such famous names as Selma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Mira Sorvino have accused Weinstein of rape, sexual assault, and a long history of harassing women throughout his career in Hollywood.
Harvey Weinstein is being arrested for crimes that he committed years ago.
An important reminder that all states should have no statute of limitations for rape or sexual assault.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) May 25, 2018
Today, Weinstein was forced to answer to those charges as he turned himself into police and was taken in handcuffs to answer to two of those accusers on charges on rape and other criminal sex acts. According to CNN:
‘A source familiar with the investigation told CNN the criminal sex act charge was from a case involving aspiring actress Lucia Evans, who alleges Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Tribeca office in 2004. Evans has not responded to any of CNN’s requests for comment since first speaking out about Weinstein in the New Yorker last fall.
‘The victim in the rape case has not been publicly identified, the source said.
‘More charges are expected as a grand jury continues to hear testimony in the state’s case with at least four women expected to testify, the source said.’
Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York police station where he’s expected to surrender himself to officers to answer sexual misconduct charges https://t.co/3iu1bLmiU8 pic.twitter.com/IWXk0HjQ0m
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 25, 2018
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 25, 2018