Harvey Weinstein Three New Sexual Assault Charges … Facing Life in Prison
7/2/2018 8:31 AM PDT
11:05 AM PT — Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, released a statement, saying, “Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated. Furthermore to charge Mr. Weinstein as a Predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified.”
Brafman says Weinstein will plead not guilty to the new charges.
Harvey Weinstein is facing 3 new charges for an alleged sexual assault of a woman in 2006.
Manhattan D.A., Cyrus Vance Jr., announced Monday a grand jury has charged Weinstein with a first degree criminal sexual act and 2 counts of predatory sexual assault.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the alleged incident happened on July 10, 2006, and Weinstein allegedly forced oral sex on the woman.
The new predatory sexual assault counts are felonies and carry a minimum sentence of 10 years, and a max of life in prison.
The D.A. did not reveal the alleged victim’s name — but the incident sounds very much like the one a woman named Mimi Haleyi described during a news conference last year … with her attorney, Gloria Allred. Mimi claimed Weinstein attacked her in 2006.
Weinstein’s already facing 3 other charges for alleged attacks on 2 women in 2004 and 2013.