Mira Sorvino: Harvey Weinstein 'raped many people that I love'

Mira Sorvino: Harvey Weinstein 'raped many people that I love'

Also on Tuesday, Weinstein entered a not guilty plea at a NY courthouse, where he was arraigned on rape and criminal sex act charges.

The charges in NY are the first to surface in the months since more than 80 women came forward to accuse Weinstein of a range of misconduct, from harassment to rape.

"Everything that's come out makes him the most despicable of these people who have been exposed for their sexual misconduct", he said.

His defense attorney Benjamin Brafman told reporters that Weinstein would enter a not guilty plea.

One alleged victim, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her.

A DE bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded.


The producer, who has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex and plead not guilty this morning in a New York City courtroom, purchased the nearly 5.75-acre oceanfront estate in two transactions, the first in 1994 and the second in 2000, for a total of just under $8.25 million. Many other women in the film industry subsequently reported similar experiences with Weinstein, who denied raping the women.

Brafman then asked Judge Burk for a special schedule that would allow him to file ordinary motions first, and require prosecutors to wait until later in the case to file a special procedure, called a Molineux motion, that would let them admit evidence of other, uncharged crimes.

Weinstein has been charged with sex abuse, rape, a criminal sex act, and sexual misconduct from encounters with two separate women. "As bad a crime as rape is, it is equally reprehensible to be falsely accused of rape".

Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office did not name the two women accusing Weinstein of sexual assault in the criminal complaint filed against him following a months-long investigation with the New York Police Department.

In court, Brafman seized on the report about the meeting as further proof that his client was the victim of unsubstantiated claims and other prejudicial information he says is being leaked by authorities. But Vance decided there was not enough evidence to bring charges. A judge ordered him released on a $1 million cash bail on condition that he surrender his United States passport and agree to wear a location-tracking device. He is scheduled to return to court September 20.

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