Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with six added counts of forcible sexual assault in his Los Angeles criminal case on Friday.
According to Los Angeles District Attorney ‘s office, three more felony counts of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation were added to the complaint originally filed in January.
The new charges come from allegations by two women who say Weinstein assaulted them on separate occasions at an unnamed Beverly Hills Hotel. According to the claims, he raped one woman between 2004 and 2005, then raped the other woman twice in 2009 and 2010.
The two women join three other unnamed alleged victims in the Los Angeles complaint against Weinstein for incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2013.
“I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” said Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”
Weinstein’s initial charges included forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint. Another count of sexual battery by restraint was added in April when a third accuser came forward. If convicted he could face up to 140 years in jail.
The shameful former CEO was convicted of criminal sexual assault and rape in New York earlier this year, and is serving a 23 year prison sentence. His extradition hearing is scheduled for December 11.