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Harvey Weinstein: Disgraced movie mogul hit with new sex crime charges

California prosecutors have charged convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein with an additional count of sexual assault by restraint for an alleged 2010 incident.

In a statement, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said the newest charge against Weinstein, 68, stemmed from an assault in a Beverly Hills hotel room. While law enforcement reportedly first interviewed the victim in October 2019, they recently confirmed the sexual assault occurred within the 10-year-statute of limitations.

Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence in New York for first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. Before Friday’s announcement, he was already facing four counts of forcible sexual assault and battery in Los Angeles.

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“Prosecutors have initiated a request for the temporary custody of Weinstein from New York, the first of several steps in the extradition process,” Los Angeles prosecutors revealed in Friday’s statement.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said they’ve reached out to other possible victims and are in the process of ascertaining whether they’ll be filing additional charges against Weinstein

The district attorney’s office also announced Friday that they declined to pursue two additional cases because the victims didn’t want to testify against the disgraced producer.

It’s not immediately known when Weinstein will be arraigned on the latest charge or when he’ll be extradited to California.

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