NEWS BREAKING ALERT (2:36 p.m. ET 1/6/20): Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose trial for sex crimes started in New York on Monday, has been charged with rape of one woman and sexual assault of another in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
“We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit violent crimes against them,” District Attorney Lacey said. “I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them. It is my hope that all victims of sexual violence find strength and healing as they move forward.” (ABC)