The public prosecutor in New York has dropped part of the charge in the case against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
In the case, the charges of three women, including Lucia Evans, were combined. The prosecutor has now decided to let Evans’s testimonies expire, reports the American news agency AP.
Evans claimed last year in a piece in The New Yorker that in 2004 Weinstein forced her to have oral sex at the office of his film company. Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, says that Evans lied about what happened to both the New Yorker and the so-called ‘grand jury’ – which determines whether there is enough evidence to start a lawsuit. Weinstein himself says to be innocent.
The case in New York now revolves around two women, one of whom was sexually abused in 2006. The other person was raped in 2013. In London too, research is being conducted into the fallen film producer. Scotland Yard recently announced that an eleventh person has accused Weinstein of sexual abuse.
Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of rape, assault and sexual harassment.