Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police in New York, where he will face sexual misconduct charges.
The 66-year-old disgraced movie mogul - who has been accused of sexual harassment by dozens of women - arrived at the 1st Precinct police station in Manhattan at around 07:25am local time on Friday, where he will face charges alleging that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him.
Weinstein was carrying three thick books under his right arm, including what appeared to be a biography of Elia Kazan, the director of several classic Hollywood films including 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
The producer will be charged with first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case, and with first-degree criminal sex act in another, according to law enforcement officials who spoke before Weinstein arrived in the city.
The victim of the rape case has not been publicly identified, but the criminal sex act charge stems from an encounter with Lucia Evans, who alleged in October last year that Weinstein had once forced her to perform oral sex on him during a casting meeting at the Miramax office.