(*5*)LOS ANGELES — Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has been indicted is Los Angeles County on costs that he sexually assaulted 5 girls in separate incidents that span practically a decade, prosecutors introduced Wednesday.
Weinstein made his preliminary courtroom look on Wednesday morning, the day after he was extradited from New York. He pleaded not responsible to 4 counts every of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one rely of sexual penetration by use of drive, the the L.A. County district lawyer’s workplace stated.
“Anyone who abuses their power and influence to prey upon others will be brought to justice,” District Lawyer George Gascón stated in a press release.
Weinstein is charged with raping a lady at a resort between September 2004 and September 2005, based on a information launch. He is also accused of raping one other girl on two separate events in November 2009 and November 2010 at a resort in Beverly Hills.
The fees additionally embody the sexual assault of one other girl at a Beverly Hills resort in Could 2010, and the sexual assault of two girls throughout separate incidents in 2013.
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A grand jury returned the indictment on March 15. The previous Hollywood producer is scheduled to return to courtroom on July 29.
The case is being investigated by the DA’s workplace, and the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments.
New York jail officers handed over Weinstein for transport to California on Tuesday to face further sexual assault costs, ending his protracted combat to delay his extradition.
Weinstein, 69, was launched by the New York State Division of Corrections and Neighborhood Supervision at about 9:25 a.m., a division assertion stated.
His spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer, stated Weinstein’s legal professionals had nonetheless been attempting to barter an extradition waiver.
“We will be fighting so that Harvey can receive his needed medical care and of course, so that he can be treated fairly,” Engelmayer stated. “Due process, presumption of innocence and a fair trial are all still his right.”