On Thursday Manhattan's district attorney tossed out a part of the criminal case against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, including the claims of Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to publicly accuse the famous producer of sexual assault.
Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman says he believes accuser Lucia Evans perjured herself in front of the grand jury. Also calling for removal of lead NYPD detective on case and a subpoena of @NewYorker for reporting on alleged grand jury misconduct #abc7ny— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) October 11, 2018
According to Lucia Evans' accusations against Weinstein, published in The New Yorker a year ago, the film mogul had forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. At that time Evans was a 21-year-old college student.
Page Six: one of the Harvey Weinstein NYC cases is “in danger of falling apart.” A document written by accuser Lucia Evans was found and in it she claims the sexual encounter w/ Weinstein was consensual. It “appears to contradict her grand jury testimony”https://t.co/MAmEZidmh6 pic.twitter.com/xWRiW7K4OG— John Doe (@JohnDoe78359022) October 10, 2018
Later on, Weinstein was indicted on more charges, including two cases of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.