MAK­ING WAVES HAR­VEY WE­IN­STEIN

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Man­hat­tan’s dis­trict at­tor­ney dropped part of the crim­i­nal sex­ual as­sault case against Har­vey We­in­stein on Thurs­day af­ter ev­i­dence emerged that cast doubt on the ac­count one of his three ac­cusers pro­vided to the grand jury. The de­vel­op­ment was an­nounced in court Thurs­day with We­in­stein look­ing on. The tossed charge in­volves al­le­ga­tions made by Lu­cia Evans, who met We­in­stein in 2004 and was among the first women to pub­licly ac­cuse him of sex­ual as­sault.

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