Today began the trial against Harvey Weinstein in New York City, and also marked the start of proceedings in Los Angles. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with two counts of sexual assault in NYC and two more in Los Angeles. The newest charges are those leveled against him today by the L.A. district attorney. The alleged crimes took place within a two-day period in 2013 and include one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint.
The trial in New York and the new charges filed in Los Angeles follow the 2017 claims of rape against Harvey Weinstein, and helped effectively spark the #MeToo movement. Over 80 women have come forward with claims against him, and a large portion of them are present at the court proceedings in New York.