The Hollywood movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, has been under public scrutiny since the story of sexual allegations broke last fall. Since that time several women have come forward against the producer and a mass outing of other Hollywood stars have taken place.
Weinstein is apparently ready to face the music and his accusers and allegedly will be turning himself in at Manhattan’s Supreme Court.
According to Huffington Post, Harvey Weinstein plans to turn himself into New York City law enforcement on Friday morning, The New York Times reported Thursday citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, along with other news outlets.
A grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case for a number of weeks, The Associated Press reported.
When contacted by Fox News, the NYPD referred all calls regarding information on Weinstein to the district attorney’s office. A deputy press secretary for the DA’s office said they did not have any information at this time.
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Weinstein became a larger-than-life figure in Hollywood as co-founder of the “mini-major” studios Miramax (started in 1979) and The Weinstein Company (2005), producing and distributing awards-friendly films like Oscar best-picture winners The Artist and The King’s Speech.
The domineering studio head amassed tremendous influence with his strong personality, his ability to identify and champion artistic projects, and his track record of Oscar success — the latter cemented when Weinstein’s Shakespeare in Love was a shock best-picture winner over Steven Spielberg’s heavily favored Saving Private Ryan in 1999.
The Weinstein scandal has triggered a cascade of accusations against Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer and Morgan Freeman, among others.