Fallen Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, whose crimes sparked the movement

The prosecution was authorized “following a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation”, it added. According to a press release from the London police, who must now formally charge Mr. Weinstein, the alleged victim is now in his 50s.

Twenty-three years’ imprisonment

In March 2020, Mr. Weinstein was sentenced to twenty-three years in prison for a sexual assault in 2006 and a rape in 2013. In early June, the American justice dismissed an appeal from the producer and upheld his judgment.

Mr. Weinstein, 70, is currently incarcerated in a California prison where he awaits a new trial for alleged sexual assaults against five women.

In total, some 90 women — including celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek — have accused Mr. Weinstein of harassment or sexual assault.

The revelations and the fall of the producer, from October 2017, had triggered the global movement