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Harvey Weinstein faces charges of indecent assault on woman in London

Harvey Weinstein faces charges of indecent assault on woman in London
Former Hollywood producer is currently in prison in Los Angeles

Disgraced ex-film producer Harvey Weinstein is to be charged with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in London in August 1996.

le service des poursuites de la Couronne (CPS) said it had authorised the police métropolitaine to begin proceedings against the 70-year-old.

The former Hollywood producer is currently serving a 23-year sentence in Los Angeles while awaiting trial on 11 additional charges.

Romarin Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, mentionné: “Charges have been authorised against Harvey Weinstein, 70, following a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

Once the CPS authorises charges, the suspect must be formally charged by police before the case goes to court.

The Met confirmed on Wednesday afternoon it had been authorised to charge Weinstein with two counts of indecent assault.

<p>Harvey Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence in the US and awaiting trial on additional charges</p>

Harvey Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence in the US and awaiting trial on additional charges

It said the offences happened between 31 juillet et 31 août 1996 à Londres.

The alleged victim is now in her 50s, the force added.

The Met said it had updated everyone whose allegations form part of its investigation.