Harvey Weinstein to be charged in UK over assault claims
British prosecutors said Wednesday they have authorized police to charge
former film mogul Harvey Weinstein with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in London in 1996.
The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that “charges have been authorized”
against Weinstein, 70, following a review of evidence gathered by London’s Metropolitan Police.
Police said the alleged offenses against the woman, now in her 50s, took place in during July and August 1996.
After revelations about Weinstein emerged in 2017, British police said they were
investigating multiple allegations of sexual assault that reportedly took place between the 1980s and 2015.
Unlike many other countries, Britain does not have a statute of limitations for rape
Weinstein, the co-founder of the Miramax entertainment company and The Weinstein Company film studio