The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced six new charges on Friday against former film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is already serving a 23-year sentence on convictions for rape and committing a criminal sexual act in New York.
In a statement, prosecutors said that the additional charges of three counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation stem from incidents involving two victims that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago.
In one incident, Weinstein is accused of raping a woman in a Beverly Hills hotel between September 2004 and September 2005. Weinstein is also now charged with raping another woman on two separate occasions in a Beverly Hills hotel between November 2009 and November 2010.
This is the second time the L.A. case against Weinstein has been amended. Initially charged in January for allegedly sexually assaulting two women during separate incidents in 2013, a charge was added in April accusing Weinstein of sexually assaulting a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010.
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in the statement, “I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward. The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”
Prosecutors want Weinstein temporarily transferred to their custody in L.A. An extradition hearing has been set for December 11 in Buffalo.
If convicted on all charges, Weinstein faces 140 years to life in prison.
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