Harvey Weinstein hands himself in to police in NY

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered to authorities in New York City on Friday to face rape and sex crime-related charges against two women.

As he surrendered, Weinstein found himself surrounded by lights and cameras in a spectacle he couldn't control.

The accusers showed a united front on social media, with Rose making a number of televised appearances to discuss his defeat more than seven months after the allegations first broke.

"He's not taking responsibility for a single one of these victims", she said in an interview. Officials have ordered him to wear a tracking device and remain in NY or CT.

He has entered a plea of not guilty. "We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence".

Weinstein's arrest perhaps the highest point of the #MeToo movement so far, was nevertheless eclipsed by reports breaking against Morgan Freeman, for alleged sexual harassment against women.

Other accusers expressed relief, including actress Mira Sorvino who said she is overwhelmed with emotions. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. "We were just people". - Weinstein attorney Benjamin Brafman, to reporters outside the courthouse.

Dozens of women continued to speak out, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, Salma Hayek and Lupita N'yongo, who brought attention to the conspiracy of silence surrounding Weinstein.

Evans, now a marketing consultant, told The New Yorker that Weinstein approached her in a club in 2004 and that an assistant subsequently set up a daytime meeting at the Miramax office in Tribeca.

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"This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power", she said, "and it shows people worldwide ... that this can not and will not stand". Asia Argento, who said Weinstein sexually assaulted her, said on Friday: "We, the women, finally have real hope for justice".

The public allegations against Weinstein helped prompt a broad public furor about sexual misconduct. "I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein's survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Because one win is a win for all of us".

There have also been plenty of pleased reactions on Twitter.

"It's whether you committed a criminal act, and Mr Weinstein vigorously denies that". "I thank the courageous survivors who have come forward, and my Office's prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation". "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", reads the statement.

London's Metropolitan Police have said they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Weinstein, while prosecutors in Los Angeles said in February they were reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against him.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He didn't say a word, according to Page Six.

Weinstein was charged on Friday morning with first- and third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex act for alleged incidents involving Lucia Evans and another woman.

Weinstein arrived at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in NY early Friday to turn himself in.