Variety reports that Harvey Weinstein is pleading not guilty to additional sexual assault charges. On Monday, his plea was entered into court in regard to a claim that he assaulted a woman in 2006. He has previously been arraigned on first- and third-degree rape charges, and a first-degree criminal sexual act involving two other women. Those alleged incidents happened in 2004 and 2013.
Weinstein entered court in handcuffs and appeared to have lost some weight since his legal troubles started. He produced such films as “Pulp Fiction” and “Shakespeare in Love.” Weinstein was known for his ability to produce mainstream hits as well as his volatile temper. He also notably raised money for President Obama and Hillary Clinton during their presidential campaigns.
Dozens of women have since come forward claiming that Weinstein harassed and sexually assaulted them. Accusers include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd.
These newest charges stem from an event where Weinstein allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on a woman. They carry a potential sentence of life in prison and a minimum of 10 years. None of the three women accusing Weinstein in court cases have been identified by law enforcement.
The producer is also facing allegations in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and London. He is currently free in $1 million bail.
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