Anne Hathaway, Rose McGowan celebrate as Harvey Weinstein turns himself in

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in New York

Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police eight months after sex abuse claims surfaced

Harvey Weinstein surrendered to authorities in New York City on Friday to face rape and sex crime-related charges against two women.

Actress Rose McGowan, who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, applauded the arrest of the Hollywood media mogul in NY on Friday.

We may find out their decision when Weinstein next appears in court on July 30.

Speaking outside the courthouse following the arraignment, Weinstein's attorney Ben Brafman said they "intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges" and believes Weinstein will be exonerated.

Sivan believes Weinstein's arrest will impact the way sexual harassment is viewed in society.

A statement from the NYPD - which has worked with the DA office on the case - also thanked "these courageous survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice".

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, defended his client on Friday as the disgraced Hollywood movie producer faces charges of raping and sexually assaulting two women.

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in New York

According to the criminal complaint released by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Weinstein, 66, "grabbed the back of informant's head forcing her head downward and forced her mouth onto his penis" in 2004 inside an address in Manhattan where Weinstein kept an office.

Weinstein is also reportedly the subject of a federal investigation looking into whether he arranged the travel of women across state lines for the purposes of having sex with them. "In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes", Argento began during her presentation of the best actress award. The movement has given women everywhere the power to speak up against sexual abuse and has been described as a major turning point in how accusations about sexual abuse and other misconduct is treated. He is allowed only in the states of NY and CT.

"One of the hardest conversations I had over and over again with these fearless women was that in addition to the sacrifice they were making in telling this story, they didn't think they would ever be heard if they did take that leap, let alone to see actual accountability", he said.

Weinstein pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"When the woman in the courtroom said he needed to lure women in, there was a quick look of shock from him".

Some of the other women, including actresses who say they faced intimidation, reprisal and career consequences from the mogul, responded with both surprise and relief at his arrest.

After Harvey Weinstein surrendered to authorities in NY on Friday, Rose McGowan spoke out about the disgraced producer on NBC News' Megyn Kelly Today. "It's whether you committed a criminal act, and Mr Weinstein vigorously denies that". Federal prosecutors in NY have started a sex crimes investigation involving him, according to The Wall Street Journal. "So I would say maybe a year", he told the Associated Press.

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