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The Crown Prosecution Service announced yesterday that it had cleared Scotland Yard to charge the veteran film producer with two counts of indecent assault. Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS’s Special Crimes Division, said: ‘Charges have been authorized against Harvey Weinstein following a review of evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police. “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he is entitled to a fair trial.”

The alleged victim is now in his 50s.

Court detectives have been investigating allegations against Weinstein in an investigation called Operation Kaguyak since 2017. Ms Ainslie added: ‘The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offense , but to make fair, independent and objective assessments. whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.

“The CPS’s assessment of a case is in no way a conclusion or implication of guilt or criminal conduct.”

She continued: “It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what might be possible to prove in court.”

The Yard has not confirmed whether detectives are still investigating other allegations made against Weinstein in the UK or whether the investigation is now closed.

Born in New York in 1952, Weinstein and his brother Bob co-founded entertainment giant Miramax which made a series of successful independent films. The list includes Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Good Will Hunting (1997), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).

Weinstein won an Oscar for producing Shakespeare In Love, which starred fellow Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Dame Judi Dench.

The brothers created Miramax in the 1970s with profits from a concert promotion company that helped artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Who, Jackson Browne and the Rolling Stones.

Her name is a tribute to their parents Miriam and Max.

The brothers sold Miramax to Disney in the 1990s but remained at the helm of the company. They left in 2005 to create another independent production company called Weinstein Company.