Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Sexual Assault Charges in California

New York, NY - June 5, 2018: Harvey Weinstein leaves court after not guilty plea during arraigement on rape and criminal sex act charges at State Supreme Court (Credit: Shutterstock)

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is facing six new sex crimes charges.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles announced Friday they’ve filed three additional counts of forcible rape and three counts of forcible oral copulation against Weinstein, who is already serving prison time in New York.

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The disgraced movie mogul now faces charges involving a total of five women in California between 2004 to 2013. The new counts involve two victims stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

“I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” L.A. County District Attorney Lacey said in a statement. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”

The new charges include an incident between September 2004 and September 2005, when Weinstein allegedly assaulted a woman at a hotel in Beverly Hills. The disgraced movie mogul is accused of raping another woman on two separate occasions in November 2009 and November 2010 at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

This is the second time the criminal complaint against Weinstein has been amended in Los Angeles to include additional counts. If convicted as charged, he faces up to 140 years to life in state prison.

Authorities in California want Weinstein extradited to L.A. to face the new charges. An extradition hearing is set for Dec. 11 in Buffalo, New York.

Harvey Weinstein, 68, was found guilty in February 2020 of committing a criminal sexual act in New York. He is currently serving a 23-year sentence.