Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to police in New York today on sexual misconduct charges.
Sources familiar with the case told ABC News that Weinstein would face criminal charges brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office after months of investigation.
While it is unclear exactly what the charges will be, The New York Times suggests the criminal sex act is related to allegations made by Lucia Evans.
Evans has accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him during a meeting in 2004 when, despite her repeated attempts to get away, when she was a college student.
More than 70 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment to date; the story was first broken in October 2017 by The New York Times and New Yorker.
Weinstein’s defence lawyer declined to comment when contacted by AFP.