Already convicted in the United States, Harvey Weinstein will be charged in the United Kingdom for sexual assault

He is currently incarcerated in a prison in California where he awaits a new trial for alleged sexual assaults against five women.

Film producer Harvey Weistein is to be charged in the UK with sexual assault. According to franceinfo, the British public prosecutor’s office “authorized the Metropolitan Police to prosecute Harvey Weinstein on two counts relating to the sexual assault of a woman in August 1996.”

These prosecutions were authorized following a “review of the plans gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation”, specifies the press release from the prosecution. According to the police, the complaint emanates from an alleged victim, aged about fifty years now.

Revelations that sparked the #MeToo movement

More than 90 women, most often young actresses or other employees of the film industry, had accused him of sexual abuse, committed over a period of several decades.

This case helped launch the #MeToo movement, in which several hundred women have publicly accused male figures in entertainment, politics or other fields of sexual abuse against them.

The American tycoon was sentenced in 2020 to 23 years in prison, a sentence that approaches the maximum that could be imposed on him, namely 29 years in prison. He was found guilty of sexual assault and rape.

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