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Harvey Weinstein intends to plead not guilty to first- and third-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sexual act charges. Pool photo by Steven Hirsch/UPI | License Photo

By Danielle Haynes, UPI

A grand jury in New York City formally indicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein on rape charges Wednesday, prosecutors announced.

Weinstein, who was arrested on preliminary charges and released on $1 million bail Friday, was charged with rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree. The charges stem from an incident in 2004 in which Lucia Evans said Weinstein of forced her to perform oral sex on him. Another unnamed woman accused Weinstein of raping her in 2013.

"This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. "Our office will try this case not in the press, but in the courtroom where it belongs. The defendant's recent assault on the integrity of the survivors and the legal process is predictable. We are confident that when the jury hears the evidence, it will reject these attacks out of hand."

First-degree rape and criminal sex act are class B felonies, while third-degree rape is a class E felony. The most serious rape charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein's attorney, said his client intends to plead not guilty and he plans to seek a dismissal of charges.

"If this case actually proceeds to trial, we expect Mr. Weinstein to be acquitted," he said.

Brafman said Weinstein had a consensual relationship with the accuser.

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