Harvey Weinstein Arrested on Charges of Rape, a Criminal Sex Act, and Sex Abuse

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Harvey Weinstein turned himself into the NYPD at the first precinct in lower Manhattan Friday morning around 7:30 a.m., where he was arrested on charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct involving two women, BuzzFeed reports.

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The arrest follows an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office concerning Lucia Evans, who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004—Weinstein promised the aspiring actor a reading with a casting executive at Miramax, which he owns, and instead brought her to a dingy office where he told her to lose weight and the assault took place.

Weinstein, who smirked like the goblin that he is while entering the precinct Friday morning, clutched three books as if he was going to catch a damn flight— a biography of director Elia Kazan, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution and a currently unidentifiable third—which could be commentary on a sort of “witch hunt,” and/or an attempt to reinforce his power in the entertainment industry. Whatever the case, it’s troll shit.

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This is not the end: Weinstein also faces investigations from U.S federal prosecutors and local law enforcement in L.A. and London. He currently faces allegations of assault in L.A. as well as Canada and France.

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thehighwomaninthecastle
The High Woman In The Castle

It’s not just this picture, but I feel like every photo angle of today’s event has Weinstein grinning or looking like he doesn’t care or not taking this seriously.

I can’t tell if he still thinks he hasn’t done anything wrong or he’s terrified and trying to hide it.