Harveygate: Weinstein Arrested by N.Y. Police and Charged with Rape and Other Acts

May 25, 2018–Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged Friday with rape and other acts of sexual misconduct, the latest development in the downfall of a powerful producer whose taste and persona once defined indie cinema.

Weinstein’s bond was set by a Manhattan court at $10 million. He paid $1 million in a cashier’s check to post bail, and agreed not to travel outside of New York State and Connecticut without advance permission from the court. He also agreed to wear a GPS-enabled monitoring device.

Wearing a dark jacket and clutching a small stack of books, Weinstein, 66, turned himself in to police in downtown New York shortly before 7:30 a.m., at a precinct besieged by reporters and news cameras. An hour later, just before 9 a.m., he left the police station in handcuffs.

Weinstein’s victims, his former industry contemporaries, and media figures flooded social media to remark on the watershed moment for the Me Too movement.

Actress Asia Argento, who accused Weinstein of rape and was one of the first of more than 80 women to go public with her allegations, tweeted throughout the morning as Weinstein surrendered to police in NYC. “Glued to the screen,” she wrote as she live-tweeted his walk. “What took you so long Harvey?” she said.