HARVEY Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual abuse – the first criminal charges against him to come to court.
Dozens of women have accused the 66-year-old of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct, all of which he has “unequivocally denied”. Here are the women who have accused the disgraced movie mogul.
What are the allegations against Harvey Weinstein?
More than 60 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sex crimes – but the final total could be much higher.
In February 2018, it emerged that New York prosecutors filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging the studio failed to protect some staff from the movie mogul.
But Weinstein has strongly denied non-consensual sex.
In court papers, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the Weinstein Company “repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination”.
An investigation of his firm later found allegations that his staff faced verbal threats like “I will kill you” or “I will kill your family”.
Female members of staff were said to have been insulted while sexual favours were allegedly demanded.
Telephone and email messages seeking comment from Weinstein were not immediately returned.
Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, says that while his client “was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality”.
Following the allegations, his British wife Georgina Chapman announced she was leaving him saying: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain.”
His membership of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts was suspended as details of the allegations emerged.
Has he been charged?
Weinstein was charged with rape and several counts of sexual assault on Friday, May 25 2018 after turning himself in at a New York police station.
On June 5, he appeared at New York Supreme Court to plead not guilty to both charges.
One alleged victim, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her.
The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of the producer allegedly forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004.
But at a court hearing in Manhattan, the charges against Weinstein relating to Ms Evans were dropped.
Weinstein has provided the court with a $1 million cash bail and agreed to wear an electronic bracelet.
He has always denied any non-consensual acts and these are the first charges levelled against him.
A statement from the New York Police Department said Mr Weinstein “was arrested, processed and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women”.
The statement thanked “these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice”.
He was later accused of sexual misconduct by a third woman who claims the Hollywood mogul performed a forcible sex act on her in 2006.
Who has accused Harvey Weinstein?
Hollywood star Salma Hayek accused Weinstein of pestering her for sex and threatening to kill her when she said no.
Hayek regularly appeared in films released by Weinstein’s Miramax in the 1990s, and had credited the disgraced film mogul with helping her start her career.
She now accuses him of pestering her over the course of a decade, with Weinstein allegedly enraged by her repeated refusals of massages, showers and sex.
Hayek said how she agreed to nude lesbian sex in 2002 film Frida when he threatened to axe it otherwise.
She revealed that she “began to cry” and said she had a nervous breakdown when shooting the scenes.
Cara Delevingne accused Weinstein of sexually harassing her and trying to force himself on her.
The model-turned-actress said that after meeting with him at a restaurant he invited her up to his hotel room where another woman was waiting – and he tried to get them to kiss.
Model and actress Zoe Brock, from New Zealand, said in 1997 she was brought back to a hotel under false pretences.
The then 23-year-old alleged she had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape the producer’s advances.
Charmed star Rose McGowan, 44, was named in the initial story in The New York Times about Weinstein’s allegations after a 1997 incident.
Later, in a series of tweets, on October 12, 2017, Ms McGowan said Weinstein raped her and Amazon Studios ignored her complaints.
Actress Asia Argento claims she was raped by Harvey Weinstein when she was just 21.
The Italian actress, now aged 42, said Weinstein made her give him a massage with lotion then forcibly performed oral sex on her.
Judd, 49, recalled an incident in which she expected to discuss business with Weinstein, 65, but instead was summoned to his hotel room.
She claimed that Weinstein — wearing a bathrobe — then asked her if he could give her a massage, or if she would be willing to watch him take a shower.
She is now suing himand says she wants the former movie mogul to be held accountable for “illegal conduct” that caused her to lose money, status, prestige and power.
Gwyneth claimed Weinstein summoned her to his Beverly Hills hotel suite as a 22-year-old, before placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages.
The “petrified” star refused and said the alleged incident shattered her “Uncle Harvey” image of the mogul.
Angelina, 42, said she had a “bad experience” with the producer while at a junket for his film Playing by Heart in 1998.
He was said to have made an “unwanted advance” and Angelina never worked with him again.
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Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino alleged that she was harassed by Weinstein at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1995.
Mira, 50, claimed her career suffered after she rejected his advances.
Rosanna Arquette, 58, claimed an aroused Weinstein once tried to place her hand on his privates.
She said he greeted her wearing a white bathrobe when she went to his Beverly Hills Hotel suite in the early 1990s.
Italian model Ambra Battilana claims Weinstein lunged at her breasts, groped them — then asked if they were real.
She said he also tried to put his hand up her skirt.
Actress Katherine Kendall claimed Weinstein changed into a bathrobe at his apartment in 1993 before asking her to give him a massage and show him her breasts.
Actress Jessica Barth, who starred in comedy Ted, said Weinstein propositioned her after they met at the Golden Globes in 2011.
He allegedly asked her to his hotel room before demanding a naked massage in bed and telling her she needed to lose weight.
Emma De Caunes
French actress Emma de Caunes described Weinstein as a “hunter turned on by fear” after he allegedly cornered her in his hotel room.
She said he was naked and aroused and told her to lie on the bed.
In a damning statement on Instagram, Underworld star Kate Beckinsale said Weinstein tried to lure her to his bedroom at the Savoy Hotel when she was just 17.
She said she was met by the producer in his bathrobe, who offered her alcohol. She left, telling him she had “school in the morning”.
The Sun revealed that Weinstein propositioned Myleene Klass with a sex contract during a film festival lunch at Cannes in 2010.
The disgusted TV presenter immediately declined the offer, telling the Hollywood mogul to “f*** off”.
Hollyoaks star Lysette Anthony, now 54, reported Harvey Weinstein to police claiming he raped at her London home in the late 1980s.
The actress told The Sunday Times he began “stalking” her and one day turned up at her flat at 10am. She said: “He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me. Finally, I just gave up.”
Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex.
Actress Alice Evans said the filmmaker invited her to join him in the bathroom on their first meeting at the Cannes Film Festival.
She claims after rejecting him he then “uttered a phrase that has stayed with me for ever — ‘Let’s hope it all works out for your boyfriend’.”
Writing in The Telegraph, Alice said she and now husband Ioan Gruffudd were never considered for a Weinstein film again.
The Brit actress said she felt “violated” when she was allegedly forced to audition for Weinstein – wearing just a robe – in his room at the Savoy in London when she was just 18.
The aspiring actress, then known as Lucia Stoller, was a college student when she claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him at his Miramax office in New York in 2004.
Weinstein denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
The sexual assault charge relating to these allegations were dropped in October 2018.
Bond Girl Léa claims she had to fight Weinstein off when he pounced on her in his hotel room.
She said: “All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat.
“He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn’t afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along.”
Brit actress Sophie alleges Weinstein pushed her on a bed and began tugging at her clothes at the Savoy hotel in 1990.
Sophie claims she ran to the bathroom and locked the door, and when she opened it briefly Weinstein was facing her performing a sex act on himself.
The British star of Mallrats and Meet Joe Black tweeted accounts of escaping from Weinstein several times as a young actor.
She said: “I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit. Yes, massage was suggested.”
French actor Eva, who starred in the Bond film Casino Royale, has said she felt “shocked and disgusted” by a meeting with Weinstein.
She told the Telegraph: “I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off.”
The Canadian actor alleged Weinstein masturbated behind her while holding her neck.
She told CBC the producer made aggressive sexual advances during three separate meetings around 15 years ago.
The Boogie Nights star wrote in Variety that Weinstein implied she had to have sex with him to get a movie role.
She claimed he had offered her the chance of choosing a script.
The Game of Thrones star said in a series of tweets that she had turned down advances from Harvey Weinstein twice, and the disgraced Hollywood bigwig had been left furious.
Actress Natassia Malthe accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a London hotel after a Bafta awards ceremony.
She told a press conference: “I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I was like a dead person. Afterwards I lay there in complete disgust.”
Uma Thurman, who in 1994 starred in Weinstein-produced Pulp Fiction, said the movie mogul tried to expose himself to her while at his suite at the Savoy Hotel in London.
She said: “He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things. But he didn’t actually put his back into it and force me.”
She described herself “like an animal wriggling away” trying to get away from him.
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Huerta, who starred in Boardwalk Empire, accused Weinstein of raping her twice in New York in late 2010 — allegations that police are investigating.
She told Vanity Fair: “He pushed me on to the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid … It wasn’t consensual … It happened very quickly.”
Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex.
What allegations against Harvey Weinstein have British police investigated?
The Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations from 10 women that they were attacked by the movie mogul.
Detectives from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are looking at allegations under the codename Operation Kaguyak.
The investigation is focusing on 15 separate alleged assaults.
In February 2018, Variety told how the Met said: “Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command have received allegations of sexual assault from 10 victims under Operation Kaguyak.
“On 8 February an allegation was received that the man sexually assaulted a woman (Victim 10) in Westminster in the mid-1990s.”
In a statement, the force said that on October 20, 2017, it received an allegation that a man sexually assaulted a woman outside the jurisdiction of the UK in the early 1980s.
Another claim was made by a woman on October 24, who said she was assaulted in Westminster in the mid-1990s.
The Met said it received allegations on October 26 that a woman was sexually assaulted outside the jurisdiction of the UK in 2012 and then in Westminster in 2013 and 2014.
On 28 October, an allegation was received that the man sexually assaulted a woman in Westminster in 1994.
On February 3, the Met said it was investigating two further allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein.
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What has Harvey Weinstein said about the allegations?
Weinstein made no comment on the day of his arrest and charges as he made his way into a New York police station.
In an earlier statement, he said: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it.
“Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”
His spokesman added that he “unequivocally denies” any allegations of non-consensual sex.
Weinstein was forced out of his own company in the wake of the scandal and is the subject of police investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.
In February 2018, Weinstein apologised to Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep for using their names to defend a lawsuit.
His lawyers used favourable quotes from the two stars in a bid to have a case brought by six alleged victims thrown out.
Streep said trying to use the fact Weinstein did not abuse her was “pathetic and exploitative”.
Lawrence said her past comment where she said the mogul had “only ever been nice to me” was taken out of context and branded him a “predator”.
A spokesman for the disgraced producer said: “Mr Weinstein acknowledges the valuable input both Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence have contributed to this conversation and apologises.”
On July 9, Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a third charge of sexual assault.
He is already facing two sexual assault charges from two separate women dating back to 2004 and 2013, and has also denied those claims.