Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police this morning to face rape and sexual misconduct charges, before being released on $1 million cash bail and getting fitted with a tracking device.
Weinstein,66, was charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for alleged incidents that involved two women, police said.
“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.”
Judge Kevin McGrath set Weinstein’s bond at $10 million, with $1 million paid in cash to post bail.
The former movie producer paid the $1 million bail cash bail and was released, adjourning the case to July 30.
The judge also ordered a temporary protective order for Weinstein to stay away from the two women who had complaints in which led to the charges. Weinstein handed over his passport to authorities and will be wearing an electronic monitoring device at all times which prevents him from leaving New York or Connecticut.
When reporters asked Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman how the producer was doing, he responded saying “as well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you vehemently denied that you committed.”
“We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges,” Brafman told reporters outside court. “We believe, by the end of the process, Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated.”
Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct and has been investigated by the New York City Police Department, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department and U.K. authorities. He has denied all allegations.