Harvey Weinstein Faces Life in Prison After New Sex Crime Charges

Harvey Weinstein

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office filed new charges against Harvey Weinstein as the week began, including a new count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and a forcible sexual act against another woman in 2006.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, prosecutors also added two counts of predatory sexual assault, which is a Class A-II felony.

Harvey Weinstein Turned Himself Into Authorities In New York City

“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” read a statement from district attorney Cyrus Vance. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues.”

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty

If convicted, these charges would amount to life in prison for Weinstein. The Hollywood producer was reportedly already facing two charges of rape, one in the first degree and one in the third degree. He was also charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree and forcible sexual acts against two women. The incidents allegedly took place many years apart.

Weinstein pleaded not guilty to all of the original charges at the beginning of June.