Harvey Weinstein Gets One Sexual Assault Charge Dismissed


"But when a movement pushes prosecutors to arrest people who have not committed a crime and charges them with those crimes, then it is a unsafe movement", Brafman said. Weinstein had promised to get her an acting job if she agreed to perform oral sex, and she agreed, it said.

Goldberg insisted Evans has told the truth and disputed that she either showed Weinstein her breasts or misled investigators.

A NY judge on Thursday dismissed one of the six criminal charges against movie producer Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case.

The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault.

In a statement, a lawyer for Evans said she was disappointed by the DA's decision to "abandon" her. The detective is accused of hiding information about the witness and getting the witness to stay quiet about what she was allegedly told.

Why was the charge dropped?

The judge did not say whether he'll do that.

The numerous sexual misconduct accusations made against Weinstein, namely those made out of court, had raised awareness of the #MeToo movement and increased public debate about the issue of consent. "Nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein", she said in a written statement. The union represented New York City police detectives also didn't immediately return a message.

Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal case against Weinstein on Thursday.

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Five charges involving alleged sex assaults on two women remain.

Bradman accused Evans of lying to the grand jury during her testimony and called for the district attorney to look into prosecuting her for perjury.

The woman also told the detective - identified by Weinstein's lawyer as Nicholas DiGaudio - that sometime after Evans' office meeting with Weinstein, she suggested what happened was consensual, according to the letter.

The New York Post, never known for its restraint, blasted out a headline just before the judge dismissed the sexual assault count, wondering if the D.A.'s case is "in danger of falling apart".

Brafman said the written account from Evans was discovered from a fact-checker at The New Yorker, and that he would subpoena the magazine.

The 66-year-old father of five, out on a $1 million bail and forced to wear a Global Positioning System monitor, has long pleaded not guilty to six counts allegedly committed against three women in 2004, 2006 and 2013.

Weinstein says he is innocent and is free on $1 million bail. "There is a rush to arrest, there is pressure to arrest, and what we see is that happened in this case".