Harvey Weinstein Slapped with Three New Sexual Assault Charges
Harvey WeinsteinThree New Sexual Assault Charges... Facing Life in Prison
7/2/2018 8:31 AM PT
11:05 AM PT -- Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, released a statement, saying, "Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated. Furthermore to charge Mr. Weinstein as a Predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified."
Brafman says Weinstein will plead not guilty to the new charges.
Harvey Weinstein is facing 3 new charges for an alleged sexual assault of a woman in 2006.
Manhattan D.A., Cyrus Vance Jr., announced Monday a grand jury has charged Weinstein with a first degree criminal sexual act and 2 counts of predatory sexual assault.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the alleged incident happened on July 10, 2006, and Weinstein allegedly forced oral sex on the woman.
The new predatory sexual assault counts are felonies and carry a minimum sentence of 10 years, and a max of life in prison.
The D.A. did not reveal the alleged victim's name -- but the incident sounds very much like the one a woman named Mimi Haleyi described during a news conference last year ... with her attorney, Gloria Allred. Mimi claimed Weinstein attacked her in 2006.
Weinstein's already facing 3 other charges for alleged attacks on 2 women in 2004 and 2013.