Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities on Friday following a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the NYPD, the New York Times and New York Daily News have reported.
Benjamin Brafman, an attorney for Weinstein, declined to comment on the repots.
The news comes months after an Oct. 5 New York Times article by investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey detailing sexual harassment claimsagainst the mogul spanning decades, including from actress Ashley Judd. The paper also reported, citing two unnamed sources, that “Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women.”
Harvey Weinstein’s initial explanation to the Times about his behavior included a rambling statement saying that “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.” Additionally, he said he would be taking a leave of absence from his company in order to direct his attention to campaigning against the National Rifle Association and President Donald Trump. (Following the Timesreport, many prominent Democratic politicians, to whom Weinstein had donated over the years, gave his contributions away to charity.)
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