Jan 6, 2020 - Economy & Business

Harvey Weinstein indicted on sex crimes in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein leaving court

Harvey Weinstein leaving a New York City court, Jan. 6. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday on sex crimes charges by prosecutors in Los Angeles, per AP.

The state of play: The new indictment came just hours after the start of Weinstein's separate New York trial on similar charges.

  • The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Weinstein would be charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.

The big picture: In the New York trial, Weinstein faces a maximum of 25 years in prison for the charges of rape and a criminal sexual act.

  • He also faces a charge of predatory sexual assault for committing a serious sex crime against more than one person, which carries a life sentence.

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