They did not identify the women. The charges stem from complaints by two women and cover alleged assaults that occurred in 2004 and 2013.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 70 women, with some of the allegations dating back decades. He denies having non-consensual sex and has reportedly been in treatment for sex addiction.
The accusations gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men of misconduct.
"It shows people worldwide, which is what I was hoping the whole time, that this can not and will not stand", she said.
Weinstein pleaded not guilty and paid $1 million dollars on bail. He has been charged with first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case and first-degree criminal sex act in another; he has since posted $1 million bail and agreed to wear a monitoring device.
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Weinstein arrived at a NY police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution".
Brafman also added that he doesn't believe Weinstein's accusers are telling the truth.
These are the first criminal charges against Weinstein, who has also been the subject of several civil suits.
"I have to admit I didn't think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him", McGowan told GMA's Amy Robach in a pre-recorded segment.
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They disparage President Trump's tweets decrying " spygate " as the usual Trump piffle. The original meeting was scheduled for just Nunes and Republican Rep.
Just last week, actress Asia Aregento spoke about what she says was her experience with Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mr Weinstein was sacked previous year from his production firm, the Weinstein Company, which later filed for bankruptcy.
McGowan described the experience of seeing Weinstein in handcuffs as both "surreal" and "real" at the same time.
In 2017, he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after racking up Oscars for a string of films that helped define independent cinema in the 1990s, including "The Crying Game", "Shakespeare in Love" and "Pulp Fiction".
Evans, now a marketing consultant, told The New Yorker that Weinstein approached her in a club in 2004 and assaulted her in a Tribeca office.
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Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said, "The defendant is charged with two violent felonies. for two separate forcible sexual assaults against two women", and noted that the charges were the result of "months of investigation".
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. He said the cases against Weinstein were "legally defective or factually not supported".
Weinstein turned himself in Friday morning. The district attorney said his decision was based on the merits of the case.
Weinstein, the founder of Miramax film studio, arrived in handcuffs at a New York City courthouse on Friday to face the accusations. That's common at this stage in a criminal case in NY.
"Weinstein's arrest, for the women who have accused him and others like them around the world, I'm sure feels like a moment of catharsis and it should serve as a cautionary tale for others like (Morgan) Freeman and every day people who toe the line between unacceptable and criminal behaviour". Music producer Phil Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2009, but only after a mistrial on those charges two years earlier. In the retrial, the judge allowed five other accusers to tell similar stories of alleged abuse by the former TV star.
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They were headed to the scenic Papikondalu, or "Papi Hills" in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh . In a tweet, Mr Modi extended his condolences and prayed for the safety of those missing.