According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of forcible sexual assault.
The disgraced Hollywood producer, who is now a convicted rapist after being accused of alleged Beverly Hills attacks between 2004 and 2010 was hit with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation charges stemming from those attacks.
The new criminal complaint disclosed on Friday expands the LA case to a total of five victims, authorities said. The 68-year-old is now facing a total of 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women.
If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, the once-powerful film mogul faces up to 140 years to life in state prison, according to Friday’s statement. LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the latest accusations helped prosecutors built a “compelling criminal case” against Weinstein.
“I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” Lacey said in a statement. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case,” she added.
Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, told CNN on Friday that he could not comment on the additional charges until he learned more about them. “Harvey Weinstein has always maintained that every one of his physical encounters throughout his entire life have been consensual. That hasn’t changed,” Engelmayer said.
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