Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty, released on bail

Vastavam web: Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail today while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. “We fight these battles one day at a time, and today we won this round,” defense attorney Ben Brafman said outside court. Brafman said during an arraignment that he expects more charges.

Weinstein pleaded not guilty after he was brought into the courtroom while handcuffed from behind, then uncuffed for the proceeding.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R Vance Jr said the 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with “some of the most serious sexual offenses” that exist under state law.”Mr Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated,” Brafman said.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein, who was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, of wrongdoing as allegations detailed in Pulitzer Prize-winning stories last October in The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine swelled into the #MeToo movement.Weinstein, who produced movies including “Pulp Fiction” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, with his attorney challenging the credibility of his accusers.