Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York City Police Department’s First Precinct early Friday morning after being served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
A New York judge set Weinstein’s bail at $10 million, of which he must pay $1 million in cash.
Weinstein also surrendered his passport and he was fitted with a GPS tracking device.
Dozens of photographers camped outside the precinct before dawn Friday to capture images of Weinstein doing a perp walk in handcuffs.
statement thanking the “brave survivors for their courage to come forward.”
The disgraced movie producer was once the driving force behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films and TV productions. He faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who claimed that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004.
Weinstein, 66, has been accused by dozens of other starlets including Rose MCGowan and Lupita Nyong’o, who say he forced them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats of blacklisting. The allegations against him helped to spawn the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.