Prosecutor drops some charges against Harvey Weinstein
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The Manhattan district attorney on Thursday reportedly dropped part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein.

The decision, first reported by The Associated Press, came after a judge in the sex crimes case against Weinstein agreed to dismiss allegations by Lucia Evans, one of the three women who have accused the former Hollywood producer of sexual assault. Weinstein still faces two additional charges from other women.

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One of the remaining charges is based on allegations Weinstein raped a woman in 2013, while the other stems from a 2006 incident in which he allegedly forced a sex act on a different woman.

Weinstein has denied the allegations, and his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters outside the courthouse that he intends to seek a dismissal of the other charges as well.

"When you do your homework after the arrest, bad things happen," Brafman said. "We are pleased with this development. The case is not over, but I think it is permanently and irreparably damaged."

Charges based on Evans's allegations were dropped one year and one day after her account was first published in The New Yorker. She told the magazine that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a meeting in his office in 2004.

The New Yorker story included accounts from several other women who described allegations against Weinstein ranging from unwanted touching to rape.

The New York Times also detailed allegations from multiple women — including actresses Ashley Judd, Gwenyth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie — that Weinstein sexually harassed them.

The wave of allegations against Weinstein helped sparked the broader "#MeToo" movement. Women and men in the past year have accused figures including former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFormer GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again MORE (D-Minn.), Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerAnn Curry says she's not surprised by exclusion from 'Today' show 25th anniversary video MSNBC ripped by Soledad O'Brien after touting female anchors: 'Zero women of color in this picture' Study finds misconduct is the top reason CEOs are leaving large companies MORE, Charlie RoseCharles Peete RoseCBS defends decision to bring back 'Bull' after allegations against star Scott Pelley: Complaints to execs about 'hostile' workplace led to ouster from CBS Evening News Study finds misconduct is the top reason CEOs are leaving large companies MORE, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, and other high-profile men in the entertainment and media industries of sexual misconduct.