The recent release states that, with the new charges, Weinstein “now faces a total of four counts 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, involving five victims for crimes that span from 2004 to 2013.” It adds that, if the 68-year-old is convicted as charged in the amended complaint, he will face up to 140 years to life in prison.
“I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” Lacey says in a statement. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”
“Harvey Weinstein has always maintained that every one of his physical encounters throughout his entire life have been consensual,” his rep says in a statement obtained by E! News. “That hasn’t changed. At this moment we cannot comment on the additional charges until we learn more about them.”