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Harvey Weinstein Accusers Are Celebrating News of His Imminent Arrest

Harvey Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein.

Nearly eight months after the New York Times and The New Yorker broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse of countless women, the New York Daily News reports that the disgraced Hollywood mogul is planning to turn himself over to New York authorities on Friday. While the exact details of the charges have not yet been revealed, they’re expected to be related to an alleged incident involving Lucia Evans, who claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

In the hours since the Daily News published its report, a number of the brave women who came forward with allegations against Weinstein have already begun to celebrate. While some, like Ashley Judd and Asia Argento, simply shared articles, others, like Rose McGowan, wrote lengthier responses.

“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law,” wrote McGowan, who accused the producer of raping her in 1997. “Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice.”

Below, how Weinstein’s accusers are reacting to the news.

Weinstein Accusers Celebrate News of His Imminent Arrest