Harvey Weinstein denies sex crime charges in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein denied involving alleged abuse of five women charges when he appeared in a court.

Weinstein, the producer of smash hits including Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love, is already serving a lengthy jail term in New York for rape.

The charges include sexual battery by restraint, forcible rape and forcible oral copulation against women in Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2010.

The 69--old faces an additional 140 years behind bars if convicted on all counts.

Widespread sexual abuse and harassment allegations against Weinstein exploded in 2017, triggering the global #MeToo movement.

In total, nearly 90 women including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek have accused Weinstein of harassment or assault.

Weinstein has said all his sexual encounters were consensual Weinstein, who is in custody, is due back in court on October 25.

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