Harvey Weinstein Pleaded Not Guilty To New Charges of Sexual Assault
Harvey Weinstein was back in court in New York this morning to plead not guilty to three additional charges.
The Hollywood producer was indicted on the charges last week, which, as the L.A. Times reports, included one count of a criminal sex act that alleges he forcibly performed a sexual act on a woman. The 66-year-old was also charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault.
The Times adds that the judge later ordered that Weinstein continued to be released on jail. Prior to today’s court date, he was already out on bail, having previously plead not guilty to two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act.
According to CNN, Weinstein now faces a total of six felony charges in relation to three women. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
The charges come after investigations into Weinstein’s behaviour by both the New Yorker and New York Times last year that prompted more than 50 women, including actresses Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan, to come forward with their own allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against the producer.