Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is set to turn himself into authorities in New York on Friday to face charges for sexual crimes after an investigation was completed by law enforcement officials.
Page Six reports:
Weinstein is facing allegations that he forced actress Lucia Evans to perform oral sex on him in his Tribeca office in 2004, and that he raped actress Paz de la Huerta twice in 2010.
The New York Daily News notes that due to “the nature of the allegations, the statute of limitations does not apply.”
The Daily News also reports that a special grand jury was convened weeks ago and that it has been presented with evidence related to possible financial crimes committed by Weinstein.
Weinstein’s sexual scandal broke open last October when The New York Times reported that Weinstein had been involved in eight-separate sexual harassment lawsuits.
The scandal, which led to the #MeToo movement, immediately cast a negative light on some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party, including the Clintons and Obamas, because Weinstein was a major donor to the party and had close ties to both families.
Shortly after the allegations became public, Weinstein allegedly blamed a vast “right-wing conspiracy” for the report, claiming that he believed that a cabal of conservative lawyers was behind it because he was a major donor to the Democratic Party.
Weinstein was subsequently fired from his own company as numerous additional sexual misconduct allegations continued to surface, including allegations that he had raped multiple women.
One of the biggest stories to come out of the bombshell report by journalist Ronan Farrow was the fact that NBC refused to run the story, Farrow claims.
Internet sleuths who combed online archives to look at past events to see if there were ever any clues about Weinstein’s behavior found multiple examples: