Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charge in court
June 5, 2018 4:17 pm
Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein has formally pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges.
His appearance in New York Supreme Court on Tuesday came after he was indicted last week by a grand jury.
Mr Weinstein, 66, has previously insisted via his lawyer that he has never had non-consensual sex.
He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted of either offence, which relate to two women.
The identity of one of the women whose accusations prompted the charges has been confirmed by her lawyer. Lucia Evans, a former actress, had already publicly accused Mr Weinstein of carrying out a sexual assault in 2004.
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The former film producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 70 women.
He faces additional investigations in Los Angeles, London, a