Weinstein pleads not guilty to NY rape charges
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Harvey Weinstein is pleading not guilty to charges of rape and criminal sexual misconduct.

The former Hollywood mega-producer appeared in New York Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The Manhattan district attorney's office had announced last week that Weinstein had been indicted on three felony charges of first- and third-degree rape, as well as committing a criminal sexual act. 

Weinstein has remained free on $1 million bail

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The Tuesday arraignment came exactly eight months after a bombshell report in The New York Times, followed by another in The New Yorker, detailing accusations of sexual misconduct against 66-year-old Weinstein from numerous women, going back decades.

More than 80 women have leveled accusations against the former film executive.

The most serious of the charges against Weinstein, first-degree rape, carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison under New York law.

Following the wave of allegations — which helped spark the “Me Too” anti-workplace sexual harassment movement — Weinstein has repeatedly denied his accusers’ claims of nonconsensual sex.