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Disgraced Producer Harvey Weinstein Faces New Criminal Charges

Former filmmaker was already looking at up to 25 years in prison, could now spend the rest of his life behind bars

Already facing three sex crime charges, disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted on Monday for three additional felony sex charges.

Weinstein had already been facing up to 25 years in prison, but the new charges — stemming from an alleged 2006 incident — now have the potential to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

The producer was indicted on one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault.

If found guilty, he potentially could face anywhere from 10 years in prison to life.

“This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said in a public statement.

“There is still time to pursue justice.”

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Weinstein’s criminal charges are no doubt seen as a victory for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Both were inspired by the alleged crimes of Weinstein and others, including actor Kevin Spacey and director Brett Ratner.

Vance also said this in his statement: “A Manhattan grand jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s penal law.”

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