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Film producer Harvey Weinstein indicted for rape -Manhattan prosecutor

Harvey Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs out of the New York Police Department 1st Precinct on May 25 after surrendering to face charges in sexual assault cases involving two women. MUST CREDIT: Mark Kauzlarich, Bloomberg
Harvey Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs out of the New York Police Department 1st Precinct on May 25 after surrendering to face charges in sexual assault cases involving two women. MUST CREDIT: Mark Kauzlarich, Bloomberg

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday.

Weinstein’s indictment by a grand jury follows his arrest and court appearance last Friday. Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 70 women, with some allegations dating back decades.

He has denied having had nonconsensual sex.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; editing by Grant McCool)

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