Jan 6, 2020

Harvey Weinstein indicted on sex crimes in Los Angeles

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.

Go deeper: Global #MeToo movement has resulted in 6 convictions, 5 charges of influential figures

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Actress Annabella Sciorra recounts alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein

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Actress Annabella Sciorra took the stand at Harvey Weinstein's trial on Thursday to confront the media mogul over his alleged rape of her in the 1990s.

What they're saying: Sciorra told the jury that Weinstein barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s and raped her, AP reports. She recounted trying to force him off by kicking and punching him. Roughly a month later, Sciorra says she ran into Weinstein and confronted him over the incident, to which he responded: "That’s what all the nice Catholic girls say," adding, "This remains between you and I."

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Global #MeToo movement has resulted in 7 convictions, 4 charges of influential figures

Bill Cosby, Harvein Weinstein, and Larry Nassar. Photos: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images, Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images, and Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of powerful people — predominately men — have been accused of sexual offenses since the #MeToo movement went viral in 2017. After film producer Harvey Weinstein's conviction, four of them face charges, while seven have been convicted.

Why it matters: The #MeToo movement focused global attention on previously unchecked sexual misconduct, leading at least 201 powerful men to lose jobs or major positions. But the movement, dubbed a global reckoning, has had few legal consequences for the accused. Here are some of the most notable cases.

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Actress Rosie Perez confirms account of Harvey Weinstein assault

Rosie Perez arrives at New York City Criminal Court for the continuation of Harvey Weinstein's trial. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

Actress Rosie Perez testified at Harvey Weinstein's trial Friday, confirming that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in 1993 she was raped by the then-Hollywood mogul, AP reports.

The big picture: Sciorra recounted her sexual assault at the trial Thursday. Perez told the jury Sciorra called her multiple times about her experience and him harassing her.

Go deeperArrowJan 24, 2020