Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning after surrendering to authorities in New York City.
The producer is currently being booked on charges of rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct, and the Twitter community is celebrating what many people see as the first step towards justice.
Below are some of the strongest initial reactions from the social media website.
It’s about time: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in this morning and is in police custody. Today, instead of focusing on him, I will be celebrating all of the powerful women out there. This is just the beginning #TheFutureIsFemalehttps://t.co/OexdY6U809
— Heather Graham (@imheathergraham) May 25, 2018
We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 25, 2018
I stand in awe of all the women whose courage, strength and righteous anger ended this monster’s reign of terror. @RoArquette @AnnabellSciorra @AsiaArgento @KateKendall @MiraSorvino @rosemcgowan #LuciaEvans #MeToo https://t.co/c4FRRUVWTY
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) May 25, 2018
BOOM ???? https://t.co/pn3br3fPXm
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) May 24, 2018
There is no need to use “allegedly” when it comes this monster. He is a rapist, assaulter, and a harasser. https://t.co/Rn7AgqGDpB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 25, 2018
Griffin also composed another tweet with a photo of Weinstein’s arrest, saying, “Rot in prison you piece of sh–.”
Ireland has their abortion referendum and Harvey Weinstein is arrested.
EVERYTHING’S COMING UP WOMEN!
(Today’s a great day, yay) pic.twitter.com/FzNY8fAAn0
— Lizzie Smith (@BabyBeazle) May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein = Scum of the Earth
— Leader of the New School (@WaxWonder) May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein #timesup
— ???? (@Z_Starr) May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein is in custody! Great news for the #metoo movement. Keep going and bring the rest of those abusing their power down!
— Lee Nallalingham (@LeeBravado) May 25, 2018
enjoy your lovely bit of jail time you creep "Harvey Weinstein"
— Geoffrey Gibson BSc (@geoffreygibson1) May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein surrenders on #CarbDay. Coincidence? I think not!
— Drunken Progressive (@JasonWSchaver) May 25, 2018
Wow, watching Harvey Weinstein get perp walked was like something out of a Hollywood movie.
— A_Horrible_Glory (@AHorribleGlory) May 25, 2018
I was kind of hoping for a shootout in the Harvey Weinstein surrender.
— Nowhere Man (@ElGoodo63) May 25, 2018
Good Morning, except to you, Harvey Weinstein. You can burn in hell
— Krystal, not Kay (@KSpenceMedia) May 25, 2018
i hope harvey weinstein spends the rest of his life in prison. i hope he loses everything. he deserves nothing less.
— ???? (@svpercat) May 25, 2018
At least 80 women have accused Weinstein of assault, harassment and inappropriate conduct.
The avalanche of accusations against him spawned the global #MeToo movement, throwing a spotlight on sexual misconduct in the workplace across industries.
Watch Weinstein surrender to authorities here.