Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in to NYPD
By Brynn Gingras and Sonia Moghe, CNN
Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to the NYPD related to sexual misconduct charges that could come as early as Friday, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Weinstein’s New York-based attorney, Benjamin Brafman, on Thursday declined to comment on whether his client would turn himself in.
The disgraced Hollywood producer is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in New York, Los Angeles and London.
News that Weinstein would be turning himself in follows a Wall Street Journal report that federal prosecutors in New York have started a sex-crimes investigation involving Weinstein.
Dozens of accusations
Dozens of women have come forward publicly to accuse him of misconduct following reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker in 2017 about his treatment of women, including actresses with whom he worked.
Two of those women, Asia Argento and Ashley Judd, tweeted an article about Weinstein turning himself in. Paz de la Huerta, another Weinstein accuser, declined to comment on the news.
He has been accused of rape, assault and other forms of sexual misconduct. Previously, Weinsten’s representative said he sought treatment after the accusations and any allegations of non-consensual sex were “unequivocally denied.”
The allegations catalyzed the #MeToo movement that’s drawing attention to sexual misconduct, sending ripple effects across multiple industries and taking down powerful men. On Thursday, CNN reported that severalwomen have accused actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior and harassment.