After reaching a settlement with his accusers in New York, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein now has another bullet to dodge.
Reports broke on Sunday afternoon that Weinstein was indicted on rape charged several week ago in Los Angeles.
The indictment, however, was kept under wraps, presumably to easier facilitate the extradition of Weinstein to California.
More Legal Problems for Harvey
It was recently announced that Weinstein reached a huge settlement with his accusers in New York.
All told, Weinstein is going to shell out almost $19 million, but he is not quite done just yet.
In addition to the more than two decades he has to serve in New York, Weinstein is also facing up to 140 years in jail for the 11 counts still pending in California.
According to the report, the indictment came down several weeks ago by a Los Angeles Grand Jury.
The indictment is expected to be publicly announced later today after an extradition hearing is completed in New York.
Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten explained, “This process will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing which is kind of a minitrial like we saw in the OJ case: there was the trial before the trial.”
Weinstein defense lawyer Mark Werksman stated, “These are stale, unsubstantiated, uncorroborated, uncredible allegations that arose during the hysteria of the #MeToo movement and we’re confident that Mr. Weinstein will be acquitted because there’s no credible evidence against him. He’s innocent.”
Well, he will soon have his day in court to try to prove that, but the outlook is not good for Mr. Weinstein.
Source: Fox News