Harvey Weinstein may have been feeling confident ahead of his New York trial this week, but the disgraced Hollywood exec is now facing four more charges of sexual assault in Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the new charges stem from accusations brought by two women who say Weinstein attacked them in hotels in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in 2013, District Attorney Jackie Lacey told reporters.
Weinstein was charged in LA with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.
“We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit crimes against them,” Lacey said in a statement. “I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them.”
Weinstein has denied all of the charges against him in New York but has not yet responded to the allegations in California.