Seven months after the beginning of the case, Harvey Weinstein has been indicted for rape and sexual assault

The ex-producer on the Hollywood star has been left free, Friday, after the payment of a deposit of one million dollars in cash.

Sept mois après le début de l'affaire, Harvey Weinstein a été inculpé pour un viol et une agression sexuelle

Harvey Weinstein comes out of a police station in Manhattan, on may 25, 2018 in New York (United States), to be presented to a judge. (SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA)

First appointment with the justice for Harvey Weinstein. The american producer is deposed, accused by dozens of women of sexual assault and rape, appeared at a police station in Manhattan, New York city, Friday, may 25. He was then indicted for a rape dating back to 2013, and a sexual assault dating back to 2004. The second case concerns a woman forced to give him a blowjob, what is considered a sexual assault (not rape) by the law of the State of New York.

Old figure of Hollywood, the 66-year old man had been welcomed at her arrival at the police station by dozens of cameras. Dressed in a dark jacket, a sweater, a light blue and a white shirt, he had not made any décaration.

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Released on bail against a million dollars

Harvey Weinstein has been released after his indictment, in return for a deposit of one million dollars cash (860 000 euro), the wearing of an electronic bracelet and surrender of his passport to authorities. The conditions of his release have been defined during a brief hearing before a judge in Manhattan.

His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has announced, at the exit of the court, that the producer fallen would argue “not guilty” to the charges against him. “We intend to act very quickly so that the proceedings are abandoned”, said the tenor of the bar in new york, which had obtained the dismissal of charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011.

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