More than seven months after the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein were levied, the disgraced movie producer and mogul was finally arrested in New York City today, not far from his former offices at The Weinstein Company. Weinstein was formally charged with rape and other acts of sexual misconduct. His bail was set at $10 million, and he paid a $1 million cashiers check to post bail, while also surrendering his passport and agreeing to the judge that he would not travel outside of New York state and Connecticut without permission from the judge, and also agreed to wear a GPS tracking device. Here’s what attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several of Weinstein’s victims, had to say in a statement. News broke yesterday that Weinstein would ultimately turn himself in today, which he did at just after 7:30 AM local time at a downtown NYPD precinct, while holding a small stack of books. Then just before 9 AM, he left the station in handcuffs, and appeared at a Manhattan courthouse with his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, where he surrendered his passport and sat silently while prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon stated that he used his, “position, money and power to lure young women… Read full this story
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