Jul 9, 2018

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2006, the third criminal sex assault case brought against him, and his attorney said he expects further charges to follow.

More than 70 women, mostly young actresses and other women employed in the movie business, have accused the 66-year-old co-founder of the Miramax film studio of sexual misconduct, including rape, in a series of incidents dating back decades.

The accusations gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women publicly accused powerful men in business, politics and entertainment of sexual harassment and abuse, lifting a shroud that had long shielded such behavior.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/09/weinstein-pleads-not-guilty-to-sexual-assault-charges.html