In March, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the extraordinary step of ordering the state's attorney general to investigate whether Vance acted properly in 2015 when he decided not to prosecute Weinstein over a previous allegation of unwanted groping, made by an Italian model.
The Associated Press does not generally identify victims of sexual assault unless they agree to be named, as Godbold has done.
Speaking to the New Yorker on Thursday, Evans confirmed she was pressing charges, "They said that if I do nothing, Harvey would walk".
More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing, and authorities in California and London are also investigating assault allegations.
His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said Friday that he would fight to get the charges dismissed. We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence, and we believe that, by the end of the process, Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated. The case triggered the #MeToo social media movement and a flood of accusations against additional high-profile figures in entertainment and other industries.
The accusations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker previous year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of misconduct.
Who else has accused Mr Weinstein?
A source tells ET that Weinstein did post bail and left the courthouse following his arraignment. He agreed to electronic monitoring and to stay within NY and CT.
"We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you", McGowan tweeted during Weinstein's arraignment.
The former powerhouse movie producer stared grimly as he appeared Friday in a Manhattan court.
Weinstein's bond was set at $10 million (or $1 million cash) and he is being fitted with a monitoring device which enables him to be tracked 24/7.
"Mr. Weinstein will enter a plea of not guilty".
After talking and writing about the case for so long, including in a recent memoir, "Brave", McGowan, 44, said it came as a huge surprise when news of the legal case finally came.
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Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been taken to a New York City courthouse in handcuffs after surrendering himself at a police station to be charged with rape, sex abuse and other crimes involving two women.
Since October 2017, more than 90 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein was charged with rape and a criminal sex act, both felonies.
The disgraced Hollywood producer emerged from the back of his black SUV and ignored the questions shouted by reporters. Leaders of Time's Up, #MeToo and other women's rights movements, including some of the women who say Weinstein raped them, are beginning to react.
Weinstein lumbered into a police station early Friday wearing a blazer and carrying books including "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution", about the Broadway musical duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and "Elia Kazan", about the famed film director.
Argento has been "glued to the screen", while watching her alleged rapist turn himself in.
A statement from the New York Police Department said Mr Weinstein "was arrested, processed and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women". "None of this was consensual", she said. Now, could he still use means to say, settle out charges privately with women to evade further accountability.
The official wasn't authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.
"My job is to defend something that is criminal behavior", he said.
Other actresses who have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct include Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.
The rape charge relates to a woman whose identity remains unknown. While she was there, Mr. Weinstein called her and set up a meeting for the following day.
Hours after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning, actress and Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan shared her reaction to seeing him in handcuffs. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Weinstein leaves the 1st Precinct in Manhattan.