NEW YORK (CBSLA/AP) — A grand jury Tuesday indicted Harvey Weinstein in a sexual assault case, prosecutors said.
Weinstein faces rape and criminal sex act charges involving two women in New York. Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault in various locales.READ MORE: City Of LA Opens Vaccinations To Age 16-Plus; Halts J&J Vaccine
Earlier Tuesday, Weinstein said he won’t testify before the New York grand jury.
A statement issued through a spokesman Wednesday says Weinstein’s lawyers decided there wasn’t enough time to prepare him to testify. They say he learned the specific charges and the accusers’ identities only after turning himself in Friday, with a deadline set for Wednesday afternoon to testify or not.READ MORE: Indoor Sports Events, Theater Performances, Concerts Can Resume Thursday In Los Angeles County
They say his request for more time was denied.
The 66-year-old former movie mogul has consistently denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
Weinstein has been accused of misconduct by over 75 women. A number of actresses, including “Sopranos” star Annabella Sciorra and Rose McGowan, have accused Weinstein of rape.MORE NEWS: Authorities To Make ‘Major’ Announcement In Kristin Smart Disappearance Case
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