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Charged With Rape And Sex Crimes, Harvey Weinstein Posts $1 Million Bail

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| May 26 , 2018 , 14:43 IST

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged on Friday with rape and several counts of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct on two women.

Weinstein was allowed to walk out on bail before his trial after posting a bail for a million dollars.

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The US judiciary directs him to wear an ankle monitor and is forbidden from travelling beyond New York and Connecticut until his next court date.

In the hearing, Harvey Weinstein appeared with his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman into the well of the court where he stood in front of Judge Kevin McGrath. The lead prosecutor in the case, Joan Illuzzi, announced the charges against him: first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case; and first-degree criminal sex act in another.

Manhattan Assistant Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said Weinstein “used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually” in the courtroom of New York.

His release, even though on a bail invoked strong sentiments from people across the world who believe Weinstein used his money power and influence to walk out which an ordinary American would not have. While leaving the court Weinstein was seen to be smiling as his associates ferried him in a car.

"A million people in the U.S. are sitting in jail because they can't afford bail. Harvey Weinstein will sleep at home tonight," wrote news portal NowThis.