NEW YORK, NY (CelebrityAccess) – Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to New York police this morning (May 25) at which time Manhattan prosecutors were expected tol charge the disgraced Hollywood mogul with first and third-degree rape in cases involving two separate women.
The charges follow a flood of accusations against Weinstein that led women all over the world to come forward to share their accounts of being sexually harassed by powerful men, effectively giving rise to the #MeToo Movement.
In a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Rose McGowan who was one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of assault said: “I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”
According to law enforcement officials, Weinstein’s bond is expected to be set at $2 million.