Harvey Weinstein faces a pivotal day in court
It’s been 14 months since the first allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein that sparked Hollywood’s #MeToo movement. Now comes a potential day of reckoning for the disgraced movie mogul.
Weinstein is expected in a New York courtroom Thursday for what will be a pivotal pretrial hearing in his criminal case.
He is accused of raping a woman in a New York hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his Manhattan apartment in 2006.
He faces five felony charges: two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty.
The case hasn’t been completely smooth for the prosecution. In October one of Weinstein’s six felony charges was dismissed after an NYPD officer was found to have mishandled evidence.
Here’s a look back at how we got here.
The accusations surface