Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities on sex crime charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered on Friday to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and Weinstein Co of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some allegations dating back decades.

The accusations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker last year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of misconduct.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. (Reuters)

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<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

<p>Harvey Weinstein is escorted out of the 1st Precinct and officially charged with rape today in New York City on May 25, 2018. (Photo: RW/MediaPunch /IPX/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein is escorted out of the 1st Precinct and officially charged with rape today in New York City on May 25, 2018. (Photo: RW/MediaPunch /IPX/AP)

<p>An unmarked vehicle carrying Harvey Weinstein leaves the first precinct of the New York City Police Department after turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

An unmarked vehicle carrying Harvey Weinstein leaves the first precinct of the New York City Police Department after turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

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<p>Film producer Harvey Weinsteinís attorney Benjamin Brafman exits the criminal court in New York City, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinsteinís attorney Benjamin Brafman exits the criminal court in New York City, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Harvey Weinstein leaves the first precinct of the New York City Police Department after turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein leaves the first precinct of the New York City Police Department after turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves criminal court following his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves criminal court following his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein signs papers inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jefferson Siegel Pool via Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein signs papers inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jefferson Siegel Pool via Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein (R) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Steven Hirsch/Pool via Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein (R) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Steven Hirsch/Pool via Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein (R) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Steven Hirsch/Pool via Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein (R) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Steven Hirsch/Pool via Reuters)

<p>District attorney Cyrus Vance arrive to the District Attorney office at the criminal court in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

District attorney Cyrus Vance arrive to the District Attorney office at the criminal court in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Police Department’s First Precinct to turn himself in after being served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Police Department’s First Precinct to turn himself in after being served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Police Department’s First Precinct to turn himself in after being served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Police Department’s First Precinct to turn himself in after being served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP)

<p>Harvey Weinstein is escorted into court, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. The movie mogul turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Harvey Weinstein is escorted into court, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. The movie mogul turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)

<p>Benjamin Brafman, attorney for Harvey Weinstein, arrives at the New York County Criminal Court before his client is scheduled to appear following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. Weinstein surrendered Friday to face rape and other charges from encounters with two women. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Benjamin Brafman, attorney for Harvey Weinstein, arrives at the New York County Criminal Court before his client is scheduled to appear following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. Weinstein surrendered Friday to face rape and other charges from encounters with two women. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>Members of the media stand next to the 1st Precinct in Manhattan as film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to arrive, in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) </p>
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to authorities

Members of the media stand next to the 1st Precinct in Manhattan as film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to arrive, in New York, May 25, 2018. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

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