American film producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police on sex crime charges. His action comes seven months after women began publicly accusing him of sex abuse.
He turned himself in Friday at a New York City police station.
More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of sexual wrongdoing. The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine were the first to report the accusations.
The reports gave rise to the #MeToo movement on social media. Women and a few men have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of unwanted sexual behavior or sexual abuse.
Weinstein faces rape and criminal sex act charges. If found guilty, he could receive a sentence of between 5 and 25 years in prison.
Weinstein has denied all accusations of unwanted sex.
Lawyers did not identify the woman involved in the rape charge. Court documents say Weinstein trapped the woman and raped her in a New York City hotel room in 2013.
The criminal sex act charge relates to a 2004 meeting between Weinstein and Lucia Evans, who was a new, young actor at the time. She was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of abuse.
Evans told The New Yorker magazine in October that Weinstein forced her to perform a sexual act on him during a meeting at his office in New York City.
The charges might not be the only ones Weinstein faces.
New York City police have also been investigating reports from actor Paz de la Huerta of similar abuse. She told police last year that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.
Police in California and London are also investigating Weinstein for possible wrongdoing.
Weinstein was released later on Friday on a $1 million bond. Officials have ordered him to wear a tracking device and remain in New York or Connecticut.
He has until May 30 to decide whether to speak before a grand jury. It was unclear whether prosecutors would seek to have other Weinstein accusers testify against him in court.
Media surrounded the 66-year-old Weinstein outside the courthouse Friday. One reporter shouted "You sorry, Harvey?" When another asked him, "What can you say?" Weinstein shook his head and softly said, "No."
Until the public accusations, Weinstein was among the most influential people in the American film industry.
Miramax, the company he founded with his brother, Bob, helped reinvent independent film, with hits like "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love."
Their later business, Weinstein Co., released Oscar winners like "The Artist" and "The King's Speech.
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1.turn in 自首，上交
I won't turn myself in.
2.more than 超过，多于
That would be more than I have expected.
3.give rise to 导致，造成，引发
This freedom of choice gave rise to evil, for man's freedom meant he could make a wrong choice.
4.social media 社交媒体
We do not expect social media to radically change what we do.
5. American film producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police on sex crime charges.
surrender to 投降，放弃
Most importantly, don’t surrender to them.
In Iraq, millions of citizens are refusing to surrender to terror the dream of freedom and democracy.
6.More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of sexual wrongdoing.
accuse sb of sth 指控某人某事
The wealthy landowner was accused of manipulating the local council.
He was accused of a crime he did not commit. He was scared so he fled and joined Dominican missionaries abroad.
美国电影制片人哈维 温斯坦(Harvey Weinstein)已松口向警方承认其确有性犯罪行为
超过75位女星指控温斯坦有性侵行为 。《纽约时报》和《纽约客》杂志是第一批报道该指控的新闻媒体 。
这些报道引发了社交媒体上的#我也是运动 。许多女性与一些男性公开指控商界、政府和娱乐圈里一些有权有势的男性，指控他们有性侵犯或性虐行为 。
温斯坦面临着强暴和性犯罪的罪名 。一旦定罪，温斯坦会面临5-25年的牢狱之灾 。
律师们并未公开强暴案中受害女性的名字 。法庭文书中写道，2013年，温斯坦给其中一位女性受害者下套，在纽约市某酒店的房间里对其实施强暴行为 。
这次性犯罪行为与2004年温斯坦和卢西亚 埃文斯(Lucia Evans)的一次会面有关 。后者是当时一位年轻的新生代演员 。她也是率先指控温斯坦存在性侵行为的女性之一 。
纽约市警方也一直在调查帕兹 德拉维尔塔(Paz de la Huerta)就温斯坦性行为所做的报告 。去年，她向警方表示，2010年，温斯坦曾强暴她两次 。
周五，温斯坦受到保释，保释金为100万美元 。警方要求温斯坦佩戴跟踪装置，不能到纽约州或康涅狄格州之外的地方 。
在5月30日之前，温斯坦就要决定是否在大陪审团面前坦白一切 。目前尚不清楚检察官是否会让其他指控温斯坦的人出庭作证 。
周五，各大媒体将66岁的温斯坦在法院门外围了个水泄不通 。其中一位记者大喊“温斯坦，你羞不羞耻？”还有一名记者问道，“你有什么要辩白的吗？”温斯坦摇了摇头，用微弱的声音说，“我没有 。”
米拉麦克斯公司是温斯坦与兄弟鲍勃创办的 。这家公司助力颠覆了美国的独立电影，有多部电影一炮而红，比如《低俗小说》和《莎瓮情史》 。
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