Weinstein charged with crime against 3rd woman


Weinstein charged with crime against 3rd woman

NEW YORK

Harvey Weinstein was charged Monday with a sex crime against a third woman, as New York prosecutors continue building cases against the former Hollywood studio boss whose downfall ushered in the #MeToo movement.

Manhattan’s district attorney announced the charges in an updated indictment, saying Weinstein performed a forcible sex act on the woman in 2006.

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Weinstein was charged with another count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Weinstein is scheduled for arraignment on the new charges July 9.

Alan Longmuir of Bay City Rollers dies

LONDON

Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers who played multiple instruments, including bass guitar and keyboards, has died in Scotland. He was 70.

His family said in a Twitter statement that he died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. No other details were given. He had been receiving medical treatment in Edinburgh.

The Bay City Rollers were formed at the end of the 1960s. They were known for their tartan outfits and upbeat, catchy tunes like “Saturday Night” and “I Only Wanna Be With You.”

The band had a fanatical teen following and sold more than 100 million records. They split up in 1978 and reunited in 2015 for a string of sold-out performances.

Associated Press

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