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August 26, 2019

Harvey Weinstein accusers celebrate his arrest after decades of alleged misconduct

May 25, 2018

His arrest garnered powerful reactions from the women who’ve accused the shamed moviemaker of sexual misconduct.


Harvey Weinstein’s arrest garnered powerful reactions from the women who’ve accused the shamed moviemaker of sexual misconduct.

Asia Argento, who was among the first Weinstein accusers to come forward, live tweeted as the disgraced mogul made the perp walk at lower Manhattan’s NYPD 1st Precinct to face charges stemming from claims made by former actress Lucia Evans and at least one other woman.

“What took you so long Harvey?” she tweeted, along with a video of Weinstein walking into the building with his attorney.

Earlier Friday morning, Argento, who claims Weinstein raped her at the Cannes festival in 1997, shared a statement in which she said Weinstein “belongs in prison.”

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan on Friday. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

“After decades of abusing women with impunity, finally, the beginning of the end of Harvey Weinstein’s reign of terror,” reads the statement, which was shared by CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I wish I could say this brings me peace. Unfortunately, the damage he has done to women can never be undone.”

Rose McGowan, who claims Weinstein raped her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival, said Friday she felt “shocked” as Weinstein turned himself in.

“I have to admit I didn’t think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him,” McGowan told “Good Morning America.” “I have a visceral need for him to have handcuffs on.”

She was later asked on “Megyn Kelly Today” what she would say to Weinstein, to which she replied, “We got you.”

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TV reporter Lauren Sivan, who alleges Weinstein exposed himself and masturbated in front of her at a restaurant in 2007, said Friday she felt a sense of “relief” following Weinstein’s arrest.

“He should be in jail,” Sivan told “Extra.” “For what they are accusing him of, he should be in jail. This was not a one-time thing. This wasn’t a handful of women – this was 30 years of predatory behavior of destroying careers, destroying lives… he should absolutely pay for those.

Other women accusing Weinstein of misconduct weighed in as well after news of Weinstein’s looming arrest emerged Thursday evening.

Mira Sorvino tweeted the hashtag “#Justice,” while Annabella Sciorra wrote “Can’t wait!” after learning Weinstein would turn himself in.

“Anyone know where I can get front row seats?!” Sciorra added in a subsequent tweet.

Dozens of women began to come forward last October to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. Weinstein, 66, has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

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