Weinstein formally charged with rape, posts $1 million bail
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Former Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday was barred from travel after posting a $1 million bail following his formal arrest on multiple sex crimes charges. 

After surrendering to New York police Friday morning, a handcuffed Weinstein entered a Manhattan courthouse where he gave up his passport and agreed to wear an ankle monitor, Variety magazine reports.

Weinstein, 66, was formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.


Weinstein also agreed to stay within New York state or Connecticut. Facing a jail bond of $10 million, he reportedly paid $1 million in the form of a cashier's check to post bail.

Prosecutors are charging the disgraced movie producer with sexual assault against two women, including allegations from a woman who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex during a meeting in his office in 2004.

Numerous women, including several celebrities, have come forward with allegations that Weinstein repeatedly engaged in unwanted, inappropriate and aggressive sexual behavior since reports of his serial misconduct first surfaced last year. Among the accusations are allegations of rape.

The allegations have led investigators in New York, Los Angeles and London to open formal investigations into Weinstein's conduct. 

Media reports detailing the allegations against Weinstein touched off a series of public accusations against and revelations about sexual misconduct by a number of powerful men in politics, business, media and other industries.