More than 100 women have since accused the 66-year-old of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back 40 years. Weinstein pleaded not guilty, and maintains that he "has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone", his lawyer said in a statement Friday.
On Friday, she was floored by the scene of Weinstein surrendering to authorities in NY.
Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to NY police on Friday to face sex crime charges, almost eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement.
Harvey Weinstein has left a police station in handcuffs to head to court to face rape, criminal sex act and other charges.
On the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, Gwyneth Paltrow said that Brad Pitt, who was her then-boyfriend, confronted Weinstein and pushed him up against a wall because Weinstein had put his hands on her when she was 22.
McGowan said she has been talking with another one of Weinstein's accusers about possibly attending some of the courtroom proceedings. "I don't think the Weinstein Effect could have happened without the Trump Effect first, and the massive women's marches and the protests".
"Just the idea of him getting out of a police auto with handcuffs is very satisfying because it makes it concrete", she said.
"It has given ... any victim the power to stand up and say 'No,"' she said.
Weinstein arrived at a NY police precinct in Manhattan, where he turned himself in.
And when women or journalists threatened to publicize these claims, Weinstein allegedly sought to pay for their silence or intimidate them with threats and even a reported "army of spies" to press for their silence.
Weinstein surrendered to police early Friday and is expected set to appear in court later in the day. She tells the magazine that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex.
Asked about the raft of other allegations against Weinstein, Brafman said the case was a question of crime, not bad behaviour. His lawyer has called the allegations "entirely without merit".
New York City police have also been investigating allegations by "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta, who told police last fall that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.
That fund, administered by the National Women's Law Center, is already connecting low-wage women with attorneys who can help them pursue complaints of sexual assault and harassment. One official said it's likely the case also will include at least one other victim who has not come forward publicly.
The officials were not authorized to speak to The Associated Press and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Evans tells The New Yorker that she's pressing charges.
Gayle Goldin, a state legislator in Rhode island who's been campaigning against sexual misconduct, said multiple factors - aside from the Trump Effect - distinguished the Weinstein case from previous cases involving high-profile men.
His personal life imploded too: Weinstein's wife of more than a decade, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, announced that she was leaving him.