LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with additional sexual assault count stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010.
Weinstein, 68, was charged in January with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.READ MORE: San Bernardino County Cracking Down On Sale, Use Of Illegal Fireworks With New Reporting Tool
The new charge adds one felony count of sexual battery by restraint.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March after being convicted of raping Jessica Mann in 2013 and forcing a sex act on Miriam “Mimi” Haley in 2006, according to CBS New York.
A jury found Weinstein guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. However, he was acquitted of three other counts: two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of first-degree rape.
On Jan. 6, the L.A. County DA’s office charged Weinstein with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents at hotels over a two-day period in February 2013.READ MORE: NBC Will Not Air 2022 Golden Globes Amid Hollywood Foreign Press Association Controversy
Weinstein was charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.
The charges are the result of an investigation launched by a 2017 task force to review multiple sexual abuse allegations against several major entertainment industry figures, including Weinstein.
More than 75 women have come forward publicly to accuse Weinstein of misconduct following media reports beginning in October 2017 about his treatment of women with whom he worked. A number of actresses — including Uma Thurman, “Sopranos” star Annabella Sciorra and Rose McGowan — have accused Weinstein of rape.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors expelled Weinstein when the allegations surfaced. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, also terminated his membership, as did the Producers Guild of America.
Weinstein won an Oscar in 1999 as a producer of best-picture winner “Shakespeare in Love.” His companies have also been distributors of Oscar winners “The Artist,” “Chicago,” “The King’s Speech” and “The English Patient.”MORE NEWS: Game On: LAUSD Says Venice High Baseball Team Can Play On Renovated Field
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