Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six further counts of sexual assault by Los Angeles County prosecutors.
The disgraced former Hollywood mogul, currently serving a 23-year sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in New York state for third-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault, faces allegations by two new complainants.
Weinstein, 68, has been charged with three felony counts of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, bringing the charge sheet from Los Angeles prosecutors to 11 counts: four each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one count of sexual penetration by use of force.
The new charges include forcible rape and forcible oral copulation on or between September 1, 2004, and September 30, 2005 against a new complainant; and forcible rape and forcible oral copulation on or between November 2, 2009, and December 1, 2009, and forcible rape and forcible oral copulation on or about November 5, 2010, all against a second new complainant.
The charges were brought by LA district attorney Jackie Lacey, who is seeking a third term in office and is locked in a re-election battle with George Soros-backed George Gascón.
In August Weinstein’s extradition hearing in Los Angeles was pushed back to December 11.
When the December hearing takes place, a judge will ask Weinstein if he agrees to go to Los Angeles. If Weinstein says no, a second hearing will be scheduled when the onus will be on him to prove why he should not be extradited.