Grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape charges

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday by a New York grand jury on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act. “This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. Weinstein was arrested Friday in connection with allegations by two of the roughly 70 women who have accused him of misconduct from sexual harassment to rape. Weinstein has denied the allegations. Ben Brafman, the head of Weinstein’s legal team, said Weinstein intended to plead not guilty and “vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies.”

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