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Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape charges

Colby Hamilton writes, Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court Friday morning on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree, the New York City Police Department and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

The charges stemmed from alleged sexual assaults against two women in separate incidents in 2013 and 2004, the DA’s Office said.

In a statement from a police spokesman, the department thanked the “brave survivors” in the case “for their courage to come forward and seek justice.”

In a separate statement, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the charges against Weinstein “significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation.”


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