Judge Kevin McGrath released Weinstein on $1m bail, with constant electronic monitoring and a ban on traveling beyond NY and the neighbouring state of CT. Film actress Rose McGowan said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah, "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra said he raped her in her NY apartment in 1992 and Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008.
He is due back in court in July.
"Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation", said District Attorney Cyrus Vance, thanking "brave survivors" for coming forward and urging others to call a sex crimes hotline. The NYPD did the same, stating it "thanks these courageous survivors who have come forward". The NYPD thanks these fearless survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice.
The film producer was to face criminal sex act and rape charges in a NY court, said a law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. "Mr Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual". Brafman says he doesn't think a jury would believe Weinstein's accusers - if potential jurors are "not consumed by the movement that seems to have consumed this case". His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, didn't elaborate further on the denials on Friday (Saturday NZT), saying he wasn't there "to try the case" at this point.
"Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell".
Meanwhile, three women allege in an article in The New Yorker that Weinstein had raped them. "Those are the desperate excuses of somebody who thought he'd never get caught".
Weinstein, 66, arrived at a NY police station to turn himself in shortly before 7.30 a.m. ET, flanked by uniformed police officers.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the allegations against Weinstein now date back to the 1970s.
Another of the books appeared to be Something Wonderful by Todd S. Purdum, about the work of Broadway composers Rodgers and Hammerstein.
It was not immediately clear why he had those books.
One was the biography of critically acclaimed Elia Kazan, who directed A Streetcar Named Desire and East Of Eden.
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In an earlier time, both would have been likely film projects for the disgraced movie mogul, who pleaded not guilty to charges he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex.
The case marks the first criminal charges against the Hollywood mogul after months of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women, which destroyed his career and catalysed the #MeToo movement.
Until the scandal, Weinstein was among the most influential forces in American film.
The man behind numerous Academy Award winning films was arrested on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. The detective also said that in 2013, Weinstein kept a woman in a room against her will "and engaged in sexual intercourse with informant by forcible compulsion", even though she had "clearly expressed her lack of consent to the act".
Weinstein's career went down in flames in October over sexual assault allegations following bombshell articles in The New York Times and New Yorker, which sparked a sexual harassment watershed across the United States.
"We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you", McGowan tweeted during Weinstein's arraignment. Mr. Weinstein's power was enormous, his and his lawyers' connections were extensive, and he was often able to buy or coerce the silence of any accusers.
"I feel shocked", she added. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong.
However, McGowan alleged that Weinstein still "has privileges from high up somewhere"-noting that he turned himself in on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, which tends to be a "slow news weekend".
"My job is to defend something that is criminal behavior", he said.
He said that Weinstein is doing "as well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you vehemently deny having committed".