Film producer Harvey Weinstein indicted for rape, according to Manhattan prosecutor


Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday.

Weinstein's indictment by a grand jury follows his arrest and court appearance last Friday. Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 70 women, with some allegations dating back decades.

He has denied having had non-consensual sex.

Weinstein could face up to 25 years in prison if he's convicted, according to Variety.

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