Harvey Weinstein indicted by grand jury on rape charges

A grand jury has indicted Harvey Weinstein on first and third degree rape charges as well as for a criminal sex act in the first degree.

“This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged,” New York district attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., said in a statement. “Our office will try this case not in the press, but in the courtroom where it belongs. The defendant’s recent assault on the integrity of the survivors and the legal process is predictable. We are confident that when the jury hears the evidence, it will reject these attacks out of hand.”

Weinstein was formally arrested last week and is currently free after posting $10 million bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 30th.

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