Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to New Sexual Assault Charges

The disgraced movie mogul was arraigned Monday morning

Last Updated: July 9, 2018 @ 7:35 AM

Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to three additional sexual assault charges on Monday morning in New York City, according to CNN.

Weinstein was indicted last week by a grand jury on new criminal charges — one count of committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of felony predatory sexual assault involving a third woman not connected to his previous indictments.

He is currently free on $1 million bail after pleading not guilty in June to two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act charge.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James Burke has yet to rule on prosecutors’ calls that Weinstein be placed under house arrest as he awaits trial; under his current bail arrangement, he is not allowed to travel outside New York or Connecticut and has to wear a monitoring device at all times.

CNN also reported that Weinstein was holding “A Talent for Trouble,” the biography of director William Wyler, on his way into court.

Last week, Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman said that he would plead not guilty in a statement provided to TheWrap.

“Mr. Weinstein will enter a plea of Not Guilty to the new charges. Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated. Furthermore to charge Mr. Weinstein as a Predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified,” the statement read.

Weinstein was previously charged with first-degree criminal sexual act as well as two acts of rape in the first and three degree for incidents, involving two women, that occurred in 2004 and 2013.

Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on May 25, with a perp walk being held prior to his arraignment. He entered a not guilty plea on June 5 and was released on $1 million cash bail.

“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” said District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. in a statement. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.”

Overall, Weinstein faces a total of six felony charges. He faces further investigation into sexual harassment and assault allegations in Los Angeles and London, and other several lawsuits, including a class-action RICO suit filed by several of his accusers, and a separate one filed by actress Ashley Judd, who accused him of sabotaging her career.