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Former American film producer and convicted sex offender face six more assault charges.

By Anwesha Dash

American film producer, Harvey Weinstein, the prime accused in the 2017 #Metoo movement faces six more rape charges in California.

Once known for his successful works in Hollywood with movies such as Shakespeare in love, Good Will Hunting, The King's speech, and many more, Weinstein rose to infamy during the 2017 #Metoo movement where several women came forward and publicly accused him of sexual harassment and molestation over a decade. Consequently, the former film mogul was convicted and ordered to serve a 23 years sentence in New York.

Recently, two alleged victims came forward and confessed to being assaulted by Weinstein nearly a decade ago. The Los Angeles District Attorney attested that Weinstein now has to face 6 more rape charges which takes his total tally up to 11 charges. No official statement has been put out by the convict's spokesperson and according to him Weinstein still maintains that all his sexual encounters have been with consent.

In the recent alleged incidents of assault, the first victim said that she was raped in a hotel in Beverly Hills between 2004 to 2005 and the other victim said that she was raped twice between 2009 to 2010. Because of the pandemic, there has been a delay in the proceedings. Weinstein had also tested positive for COVID-19 in prison.

Even after being found guilty, Weinstein has yet to make an outright confession of his crimes. He gave out an apology stating he was sorry for “all the pain he has caused”, but this statement is neither here nor there. Also earlier this year he was exonerated from more serious charges or he would have served an even longer sentence than the current 23 years jail term.