ABC: Weinstein may 25 arrest for crimes of a sexual nature
The basis for the investigation was the testimony of the victim of Lucia Evans, who claims that the producer in 2004, forced her to have sex.
NEW YORK, may 24. /TASS/. American producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday voluntarily surrender to the authorities of the city of new York and will be arrested on charges of committing crimes of a sexual nature. This was announced on Thursday, the broadcaster ABC.
The basis for the investigation was the testimony of one victim of Lucy Evans. She claims that in 2004, the producer forced her to have sex. The Grand jury, after reviewing the testimony of the women, found them to be sufficient grounds to transfer the case to the court, said the broadcaster.
As was reported in a Wednesday newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the harassment is usually not investigated at the Federal level, and remain within the competences of the state Prosecutor’s offices and local police. Thus to show to the Weinstein Federal charges in sexual crimes, the investigators will need to identify evidence that the wrongful act of the producer is not confined to the limits of any one state and, thus, form part of the Federal crime.