Content warning: this article discusses sexual assault.
Accused serial sexual abuser and former Hollywood luminary Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to investigators in New York City today, where it is reported he will be charged over an alleged sexual assault.
Citing law enforcement sources, The New York Times reports that Weinstein, who has been accused of a sickening number of sexual assaults across his decades-long career, will face charges related to accuser Lucia Evans.
Evans alleges Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a 2004 business meeting.
It is not immediately clear which charges the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office intends to bring forward in the case, but it is understood Evans’ allegation is not the only one they are investigating.
The District Attorney’s investigation is one of many conducted after last October’s bombshell report on Weinstein’s alleged abuse. The New York City Police Department has opened an investigation, as well as federal prosecutors.
Separately, authorities in London and Los Angeles have launched their own investigations.
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