Publisher Theme
Art is not a luxury, but a necessity.

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Criminal Sex Acts Charges

Hollywood’s boogeyman Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to charges he raped one woman and sexually assaulted another. Get the scoop.

Embed from Getty Images
 

Hollywood’s boogeyman, Harvey Weinstein appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges he raped one woman and sexually assaulted another.

Page Six reports:

Weinstein was indicted last week on the charges related to two incidents — one in 2004, when he allegedly forced ​actress ​Lucia Evans to perform oral sex, and in 2013, when he allegedly raped a second woman at a DoubleTree hotel in Manhattan.

Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman blasted the charges in court.

“However reprehensible the crime of rape is, it is equally reprehensible to falsely accuse someone of rape,” he told the judge.

Joan Illuzzi, the top prosecutor handling the case, fired back against Brafman’s comments last month that “Weinstein did not create the casting couch in Hollywood.”

“It was not the people who went out to the courtroom steps and starting talking about a casting couch, undermining the seriousness of these charges,” she said. “Any denigration of these victims, any playing-down of these victims, is inappropriate.”

More than 80 women have accused this predator of sexual misconduct. He’s currently free on $1 million bail and wearing a GPS ankle monitor.

Harvey Weinstein is due back in court on September 20.

(Sidebar: Homegirl’s face in the photo says it ALL!)

You might also like