Ex-Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein will be charged with two counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service announced today.
The 70-year-old allegedly assaulted the woman in London in August 1996.
The CPS said it had authorised the Metropolitan police to charge Weinstein. Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “Charges have been authorised against Harvey Weinstein, 70, following a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”
Weinstein and his brother Bob co-founded the film studio Miramax, which produced films including Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. After leaving Miramax, the Weinstein brothers founded The Weinstein Company.
Harvey was dismissed from The Weinstein Company in October 2017 following a number of sexual abuse allegations.
In May 2018, Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape in New York. He was found guilty of two of five felonies in February 2020 and sentenced to 23 years in prison, which he is serving at the Wende Correctional Facility. In July 2021, he was extradited to Los Angeles to face further charges.