Harvey Weinstein, the former film mogul whose alleged pattern of sexual abuse fueled the #MeToo movement, was charged in Los Angeles on Monday with sexually assaulting two women, according to the Los Angeles district attorney.
The charges come on the eve of jury selection in a criminal trial against Weinstein in New York, where he has been charged with felony sexual assault.
Weinstein is being charged in Los Angeles with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents on two consecutive days in February 2013, the district attorney’s office said. An attorney for one of the women, only identified as Jane Doe 1, told NBC News in a statement that she has been working with the authorities for two years.
Black Cube Spy Discusses Working for Harvey Weinstein
In 2016, Harvey Weinstein hired a private intelligence firm, Black Cube, to spy on a long list of people – including those accusing him of sexual assault. Seth Freedman, an employee of Black Cube who spied on people on behalf of Harvey Weinstein, says that anything clients want is available from Black Cube and that operations are carried out by people trained by Israeli intelligence, mostly Mossad. He says there are more spies in society than people believe.