Harvey Weinstein was indicted on sex-crime charges Wednesday, hours after the disgraced movie mogul said he wouldn’t testify before a grand jury.
The grand jury voted to indict Weinstein on charges of first- and third-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sexual act, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
The charges are the same that were filed by police last week when Weinstein, 66, surrendered to face arrest in a pair of alleged sex attacks in Manhattan in 2004 and 2014.
Earlier Wednesday, a statement from Weinstein’s representatives said he decided not to appear before the grand jury “on the advice of his attorneys,” including veteran defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman.
More than 80 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.
He has denied engaging in any “non-consensual sexual conduct.”