Annabella Sciorra has slammed Harvey Weinstein for having a “smirk” on his face after being arrested on Friday (25May18).
The actress, one of several women to accuse Weinstein of rape, posted a series of angry tweets on Sunday in response to the Hollywood producer’s arrest and being charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct.
Sciorra, 58, tweeted that she didn’t see the moment as “celebratory”, adding that she got “no relief” from seeing him being led away in handcuffs.
“The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charged him with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault,’ the star of Spike Lee’s 1991 film Jungle Fever tweeted on Sunday. “But nothing about that felt celebratory to me. The smirk on his face as he was led out of the police station in cuffs made me physically sick.”
Weinstein turned himself in and was then arraigned at New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, where his bail was set at $10 million (£7.5 million).
He paid $1 million (GBP750,000) in cash, 10 percent of what is required to make bail, he was released.
“The public statement from his lawyer was intended only to denigrate all the brave women who came forward and spoke out against him,” Sciorra continued blasting his legal counsel. “And I got no relief from seeing this monster walk into court, then sneak out the back door after posting a million dollar bond.
“All that says is, money buys VIP treatment in the justice system no matter how serious or violent the crimes,” Sciorra added.
The movie producer has been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device while he is free on bond and has to seek permission if he wants to travel outside of New York and Connecticut.
In an expose in the New Yorker last October, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle star alleged Weinstein raped her in the 1990s, and then sexually harassed her over the next several years.
Weinstein has unequivocally denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
“If there was truly ‘equal justice under the law,’ Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet,” she raged.
– Cover Media0