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 FrankenWinners and losers from first fundraising quarter Election analyst says Gillibrand doesn't have 'horsepower to go the full distance' Gillibrand campaign links low fundraising to Al Franken backlash: memo MORE (D-Minn.), Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerPress: In defense of Joe Biden Fewer men say sexual harassment in the workplace is major problem: Gallup Jenna Bush Hager named as Gifford replacement on 4th hour of 'Today' MORE, Charlie RoseCharles Peete RosePress: In defense of Joe Biden Fewer men say sexual harassment in the workplace is major problem: Gallup Susan Zirinsky to replace David Rhodes as first female head of CBS News MORE, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, and other high-profile men in the entertainment and media industries of sexual misconduct.