The case against Weinstein keeps growing.
It's old news to pronounce Harvey Weinstein as a vile representation of power. The infamous producer was exposed as a sexually abusive lowlife last year, and his story became the fire that ignited both the Me Too movement and the Time's Up movement. Although he was accused of raping, harassing, and assaulting several women, the justice system is tricky. Because of the statue of limitations and others laws, Weinstein was only charged with assaulting two women. It appears as if the prosecutors want to make sure Weinstein is locked away for good, and assaulting a third woman has now been added to the list of charges he must face in court.
According to NPR, the grand jury has charged Weinstein "with an additional count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree ... as well as two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, a Class A-II felony which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment." In a statement released by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., it was revealed that, "a Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York's Penal Law. This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward." Weinstein claims that all the allegations and charges against him are false.