What Books Did Harvey Weinstein Carry on His Perp Walk?

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse and other crimes

For at least some of the dozens of women who came forward in recent months to accuse Weinstein of alleged sexual assault or misconduct, this is a day they have been waiting for.

According to the Times' Ben Mueller, one of the two women cited in the charges is actress Lucia Evans, who told her story to journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker past year.

The film producer was to face criminal sex act and rape charges in a NY court, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

He stepped out of a black SUV, clutching several books, among them what appeared to be the Rodgers and Hammerstein biography "Something Wonderful" and a book on director Elia Kazan, and looked glum as he walked up the steps into the station. His bail is expected to be set at $2 million.

Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department and was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

In the statement released by the New York Police Department, they thank "these fearless survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice".

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.

Weinstein, 66, has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

Shortly before a grim-faced Weinstein appeared before the judge to face charges against two women, in a momentous day for the more than 70 who have accused him. We stand with the fearless women who came forward against Harvey Weinstein.

Accuser Asia Argento, who has claimed Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 1997, didn't mince words when she tweeted, "Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell".

Judge Kevin McGrath released Weinstein on $1m bail, with constant electronic monitoring and a ban on traveling beyond NY and the neighbouring state of CT. But Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to bring charges, citing a lack of evidence. He is allowed only in the states of NY and CT.

After sexual assault charges were dropped against former International Monetary Fund Chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011, his lawyer Ben Brafman assailed the accuser's credibility, telling Reuters: "This encounter was quick, it was consensual and she was a willing participant".

Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to NY authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity.

Former "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra, who has said she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein in the 1990s, tweeted "Can't Wait!" followed by "Anyone know where I can get front row seats?"

"Mr. Weinstein's criminal attorneys Blair Berk and Benjamin Brafman have said that a fair investigation of the allegations of criminal wrongdoing will prove they are without merit", a spokesperson for Weinstein told the Los Angeles Times of the Los Angeles investigation.

The identity of one of the women whose accusations prompted the charges was confirmed by her lawyer on Friday.

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