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    A year after the start of #MeToo movement, a court has proclaimed its verdict on the case of one of the first celebrities to face sexual abuse accusations, Harvey Weinstein.

    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.

    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.

    Dozens of women, including high-profile actresses and stars, have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sex assault, including rape. Most of the claims date back to the 1980s. The accusers said they did come forward earlier because of feeling ashamed and threatened to have their careers destroyed.

    READ MORE: 'Weinstein is Innocent' T-Shirt Gets Italian Film Exec All Kinds of Attention

    Later on, Weinstein was indicted on more charges, including two cases of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

    READ MORE: US Movie Mogul Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty, Freed on $1Mln Bail — Reports

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