The disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to authorities in New York to face charges of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct in Manhattan where he was expected to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, Lucia Evans, law enforcement officials told the New York Times.
It is the first criminal case to be brought against Weinstein since the revelations about him erupted last October and sparked the #MeToo movement.
The office of the attorney Benjamin Brafman, who is representing Weinstein, said on Thursday that he would not comment on reports of Weinstein’s surrender.
Weinstein, 66, is expected to be taken to Manhattan criminal court to be arraigned on the charges later on Friday. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
As part of a pre-negotiated bail package, Weinstein is expected to put up $1m in cash and agree to wear a monitoring device. He will also surrender his passport, according to reports.
Before Weinstein’s surrender, one of his accusers, the actor Rose McGowan, said: “I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law ... Today we are one step closer to justice.”