Harvey Weinstein faces fresh sexual assault charge
Weinstein is already awaiting extradition to Los Angeles to face four other charges
After recovering from a bout of coronavirus, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has now been charged with an additional sexual assault count.
Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday filed a new charge against Weinstein, stemming from an alleged assault at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2010.
Weinstein is already awaiting extradition to Los Angeles to face four other charges, stemming from two incidents in hotels in February 2013. The former producer is serving a 23-year sentence in a prison in New York for rape and sexual assault.
In the new case, Weinstein is accused of "sexual battery by restraint" against a woman at a hotel room on May 11, 2010. The woman was first interviewed by detectives in October 2019.
The new charge carries a potential sentence of four years in prison, meaning that Weinstein is now facing a theoretical maximum of 29 years on the Los Angeles charges.
Weinstein was convicted in February of raping a woman at a DoubleTree Hotel in Manhattan in 2013. In total, Los Angeles prosecutors reviewed eight allegations against Weinstein, and brought charges in three of them.