Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women, will return to court on Monday to be informed of a new indictment against him, the New York prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
Harvey Weinstein, 67, has been charged since October 2017 with sexual abuse charges ranging from harassment to rape by more than 80 women, including many celebrities. But he was charged with two assaults only in New York, on two different women, one for a rape in 2013 and the other for forced fellatio in 2006.
It has been confirmed that the prosecutor had asked a grand jury to validate a new indictment against Mr. Weinstein, to include the allegations of a third woman. According to several media sources, the woman is Annabella Sciorra, known for her role in the television series “The Sopranos”.
Now 59, she accused Harvey Weinstein, in an interview with the New Yorker in late October 2017, of raping her at home in the early 1990s.
Weinstein’s attorneys Donna Rotunno and Arthur Aidala were incredulous that this new indictment hearing has been granted by the state of NY.
“There has been no case in recent memory where a district attorney has gone back to the Grand Jury on two separate occasions to re-present a case before that body in the hopes of obtaining an indictment that can withstand the scrutiny of a trial jury. This action by the prosecutor bespeaks the desperation that has engulfed their case. We have reached the point where one must be concerned that these desperate measures indicate more of a focus on obtaining a conviction at all costs than on seeking justice,” they said.