Harvey Weinstein turned himself into New York police on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was arrested and charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving two women. Allegations about Weinstein's actions first came about in late 2017. His now ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, divorced him almost immediately following the allegations. More than 80 women came forward stating that Weinstein sexual harassed and/or sexually assaulted them. One of the women, Lucia Evans, moved forward with pressing charges against the producer. Her brave actions are ultimately what led to Weinstein's arrest.

Women stand together

Police referred to Evans as "a highly credible witness with corroborating evidence." Evans' decision to press charges against Weinstein has been momentous for many women involved in similar situations.

Countless male Celebrities have been accused of similar acts and more continue to be brought to light.

"At a certain point, you have to think about the greater good of humanity, of womankind," Evans told The New Yorker.

Actress Paz de la Huerta spoke with New York police about her incidents with Weinstein. Although her statements are not part of the cases Weinstein has been arrested for, de la Huerta says she would have no problem testifying if asked to do so. "I think he belongs in jail," de la Huerta said.

According to The New Yorker, "Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer who specializes in sexual violence, "revenge porn," and stalking cases" is representing Evans and de la Huerta.

Marchesa scandal

Hollywood stylists are showing their support for Chapman during this difficult time by supporting her fashion label, Marchesa.

Many stylists distanced themselves from the brand after the truth about Weinstein came out. Most believed Chapman had some knowledge of the heinous acts, but she claims to have never known about any misconduct. Vogue criticized those who blamed Chapman, saying they were doing exactly what people should not do in sexual assault cases.

The perpetrator is the one to blame, not the victims or those who were unaware. Ilaria Urbinati stated it was "hypocritical to have blamed, ostracized and shamed the female for the horrid acts of her male counterpart."

According to Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein used to force some of the women he abused to wear Marchesa at events, which explains the backlash toward the label.

However, it seems stylists are now looking at the brand as a way of supporting Chapman and the hardships she's faced over the ordeal rather than supporting Weinstein and his actions.

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