District Attorney Vance Announces Criminal Charges Against Harvey Weinstein


May 25, 2018

Weinstein Charged with Rape, Criminal Sexual Act in Felony Complaint Involving Two Survivors

Additional Survivors Encouraged to Call D.A.’s Sex Crimes Hotline (212-335-9373)

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today filed felony sex crimes charges against HARVEY WEINSTEIN, 66, in New York County Criminal Court. The defendant is charged with Rape in the First and Third Degrees, as well as Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004, respectively. [1]

“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” said District Attorney Vance. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my Office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation. I would also like to thank Commissioner James O’Neill and our dedicated partners at the NYPD. We urge additional survivors and others with relevant information to call our Sex Crimes Hotline at 212-335-9373.”

As stated on the record in court by Assistant District Attorney and Special Counsel Joan Illuzzi, the Criminal Court complaint follows a monthslong investigation conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office with assistance from the New York City Police Department. Assistant D.A. Illuzzi additionally stated that the D.A.’s Office is continuing to investigate allegations involving additional victims and other crimes.

Assistant D.A. and Special Counsel Joan Illuzzi is handling the prosecution of this case with Assistant D.A.s Rachel Hochhauser, Kevin Wilson, and Jennifer Gaffney (Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit), under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Christopher Conroy (Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau), Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs (Chief of the Investigation Division), and Executive Assistant D.A. John Irwin (Chief of the Trial Division).

District Attorney Vance thanked the New York City Police Department for its assistance with the investigation.

Defendant Information:

HARVEY WEINSTEIN, D.O.B. 3/19/1952

New York, NY

Charged:

  • Rape the First Degree, a class B felony, 1 count
  • Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, 1 count
  • Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, 1 count

[1] The charges contained in the complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.