Movie producer Weinstein charged with rape, other counts of sexual abuse in New York – report

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and several other counts of sexual abuse involving two separate women, the BBC reports. These are the first charges that have been laid against him. Dozens of women have made allegations, including of rape and sexual assault. Weinstein, 66, has always denied non-consensual sex. The movie producer surrendered to New York City police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks. Weinstein is charged with rape, sexual misconduct, sex abuse and the committing of a criminal sex act against two women, according to the New York Police Department.