The crimes would have taken place between July 31 and August 31 of that year, the police said, specifying that the alleged victim is now about 50 years old.

In February 2020, Weinstein was convicted in the United States of rape and sexual assault and sentenced to 23 years in prison, in a landmark verdict for the #MeToo movement.

Last week, he lost his bid to have the conviction overturned by a New York appeals court.

In addition, the one who was one of the most powerful men in the Hollywood industry is awaiting trial on other charges of sexual assault in California.

Nearly 90 women, including American actresses Umar Thurman, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow and Mexican actress Salma Hayek, have accused Weinstein of harassment or assault since the case broke in 2017.

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