BREAKING: Weinstein Indicted on First Degree Rape Charge

Harvey Weinstein attends the "Reservoir Dogs" 25th anniversary screening during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 28, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The Manhattan DA’s office has issued a statement saying that “A Grand Jury has voted to indict Harvey Weinstein on charges of Rape in the First and Third Degrees, and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree.”

Yesterday Weinstein’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, met with the assistant DA prosecuting the case and the judge in chambers for 90 minutes. After that meeting, which Weinstein did not attend, Brafman said:

“I also think that pressure that is being brought to bear on the District Attorney’s Office – demanding that an indictment or a prosecution of Mr. Weinstein proceed – is inappropriate pressure, it is unprecedented and it troubles me, and I wanted to make those matters known to the court.

Brafman also said that Weinstein was engaged in a 10-year consensual affair with the alleged victim.