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Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex charge

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 16, 2013, producer Harvey Weinstein attends the premiere of "August: Osage County" at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. A Manhattan grand jury voted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to indict disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein on rape and sex crime charges, prosecutors announced. The move is the next step in efforts by New York prosecutors to bring the former Tinseltown powerbroker to trial for alleged sex crimes. He was initially charged last week in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct. / AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

New York: Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City. Weinstein appeared before a judge in Manhattan today after a grand jury charged him last week with raping a woman in a hotel room and forcing another to perform oral sex in his office.

His bail was previously set at $1 million, allowing him to remain free while he awaits trial. Dozens more women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Prosecutors say those allegations remain under investigation.

Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has challenged the credibility of the alleged victims.