Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in on Multiple Sex Crime Charges in New York City (VIDEO)

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in to Authorities … Will There Be Justice?

It was anticipated that Harvey Weinstein would turn himself in, now its official.  The downfall of Harvey Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, just got even more real. Weinstein turned himself into authorities this morning to the New York Police Department at the First Precinct in Tribeca.  More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Angelina Jolie.  Weinstein is likely looking at first degree and third degree rape charges and a first degree criminal sexual act charge from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Weinstein has denied any wrongdoing.

Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face sex assault charges in connection with attacks on multiple women.

The fallen Hollywood honcho is expected to be charged with preying on Lucia Evans, who told investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, and at least one other accuser, sources said.

His attorney Benjamin Brafman declined to comment Thursday.

Evans told The New Yorker she was an incoming college senior trying to break into the film business when she met Weinstein at a nightclub.

The movie mogul invited her to the Miramax office. Soon after she arrived for the daytime meeting, Evans said, Weinstein pulled her head down to his crotch.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t,’ ” she told the magazine.

“I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him.”

Evans said the hulking Weinstein ultimately “overpowered” her.

“I just sort of gave up,” she said.

After being booked at the Lower Manhattan precinct, Weinstein and lawyer  will next head to  criminal court for an arraignment hearing later today to enter a plea. At the hearing, a predetermined bail of $1 million will be set, and Weinstein’s passport will be handed over to authorities due to flight-risk concerns.

#HIM TOO: Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of Physical Abuse & Assault … Schneiderman Denies … Schneiderman Resigns From Office

WOW, THAT WAS FAST … #HIM TOO!!!

Last night The New Yorker dropped the bombshell that New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman was being accused by four women of physical abuse. Two of the women remained anonymous, while two others made their name’s public. The women allege that Schneiderman repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” Following the allegations in a statement, Schneiderman said, “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.” But one woman stated that State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave” and wanted her to refer to him as “Master.” Whether this be role play or not, some how I double whether this is considered acceptable behavior or word choice in this day and age.

Schneiderman NYC AG

Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”

Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters. They accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he “never made any of these threats.”)

UPDATE I: Schneiderman called me his ‘brown slave,’ would slap me until I called him ‘Master’.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave” and wanted her to refer to him as “Master,” the woman says.

Harvard-educated activist writer Tanya Selvaratnam told the New Yorker magazine that her yearlong affair with Schneiderman “was a fairytale that became a nightmare” — and quickly escalated into violence in the bedroom, even as he begged for threesomes.

“Sometimes, he’d tell me to call him Master, and he’d slap me until I did,” Selvaratnam said.

“He started calling me his ‘brown slave’ and demanding that I repeat that I was ‘his property.’

UPDATE II: New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Resigns.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following the stunning New Yorker report on four women accusing him of physical violence.

In response to the report, Schneiderman denied he engaged in any non-consensual behavior and said he had been “role-playing.” Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had called on him to resign earlier tonight.

And then, just hours after the report was released, Schneiderman put out a statement announcing his resignation.

“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as attorney general for the people of the State of New York,” Schneiderman said. “In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me.”

“While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”

Lost in this story of abuse, assault and sick perversion is that Eric Schneiderman was a long time Trump nemesis where Trump tweeted in 2013 … Just as Trump predicted in 2013 tweet: “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman… Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner” Wow, does Trump want to pick the next Lottery numbers? It makes one wonder what did people know about Eric Schneiderman and namely, what did Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo know?

The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, December 14, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guest: Dr. Carole Lieberman

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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Tonight’s Guests:

Dr. Carole Lieberman’s multi-dimensional career as an internationally renowned “Media Psychiatrist” is always leading edge! On TV, Radio, the Internet, in Film, Print, as a Speaker and as the first Shrink on Board airline in-flight entertainment, Dr. Carole’s insights help people seize the moment to live happier, more fulfilling lives. Today, called upon more than ever to help people cope with terrorism and other 21st century challenges… the doctor is in!

Dr Carole Liberman

A three-time Honoree by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences & The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Daytime Emmy Awards, Dr. Carole Lieberman analyzes the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and/or host on all major media outlets. Her passionate commentary is far more than entertaining and exciting — it dauntlessly cuts to the heart of the issue! Perhaps that explains why everyone from Oprah to Larry King, Katie Couric to Bill O’Reilly, and countless others, think of Dr. Carole when they need a ‘house call’. Viewers will recognize her from frequent appearances on Fox News, CNN, BBC, “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, Court TV, “Entertainment Tonight” and many more.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: MADD Canada Chapter Service Mgr. Michelle Okere, Dawn Kaufmann, Michael H. Stone, MD & Robert H. Jordan, Jr.

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Michelle Okere, MADD Canada Chapter Service Manager discussing the problems of impaired driving.
    • MADD Canada works to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations and groups across Canada have joined this effort. Discover all the ways that you can support MADD Canada.
  • Dawn Kaufmann, True crimes author will be discussing the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood.
    • Ann has been a full-time true crime writer since 1969. Over the past 30 years, she has published 33 books and 1400 articles, mostly on criminal cases. Ann graduated from Coatesville High School, and has a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology.
  • Michael H. Stone, will be discussing his book, ‘The Anatomy of Evil’.
    • The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them “evil.”
      In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines
  • Robert H. Jordan, Jr., will be discussing his book, ‘Murder in the News’. It is an inside look at how TV covers crime.
    • A veteran, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor provides a unique insider glimpse into the newsroom revealing how murder cases are selected for TV coverage.
      Television news anchor Robert Jordan Jr. draws from forty-seven years of news experiences to provide an eye-opening look at how news programs decide which murders to cover and which ones to ignore. Jordan takes readers behind the scenes into the big city newsrooms of Chicago. Here split-second decisions are made on where to send limited resources when dozens of shootings and several murders are occurring on a daily basis.

U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says she was Sexually Abused by U.S. National Team Doctor Larry Nassar

U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says Sexually Abused by National Team Doctor Larry Nassar ..

Uhg, it just doesn’t seem to stop. U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by the United States team doctor Larry Nassar. Three weeks ago, Olympian McKayla Maroney broke her silence on Twitter to allege that Nassar preyed on her from the time she was 13 until she left the sport. This is a shame that this has obviously been going on for quite some time, much like the Hollywood systemic sexual abuse. Dr. Nassar, who worked with the U.S. women’s national gymnastics teams for more than two decades, is now in jail. Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges but not guilty to charges of sexual assault.

Aly Raisman

One of America’s biggest Olympic stars has come forward to accuse the former U.S. women’s gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse. Aly Raisman, who won six medals, three of them gold, for the U.S. at the last two Olympic Summer Games, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar. Raisman tells her story to Dr. Jon LaPook for a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Raisman, 23, says she was first treated by Dr. Nassar when she was 15. She talks about her experiences in a new book called “Fierce.” It’s the story of a girl who dreamed of going to the Olympics, and how she realized her goal, but it also includes new insights into a scandal that goes to the highest level of Raisman’s sport.

Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar’s accusers didn’t speak up sooner.

RAISMAN: Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?

JON LAPOOK: You’re angry.

RAISMAN: I am angry. I’m really upset because it’s been– I care a lot you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just– I can’t– every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think– I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.

In a statement to 60 Minutes, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke. The organization says it recently adopted a new “safe sport policy” that requires “mandatory reporting” of suspicions of sexual abuse and also sets standards to “prevent inappropriate interaction” between athletes and adults.  “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…” the statement says, “…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”

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