The former Hollywood magnate Harvey Weinstein (Harvey Weinstein) was released on bail of $ 1 million after being accused of rape and sexual abuse.
66-year-old Weinstein also agreed to wear a GPS bracelet and handed over his passport when on Friday he was in the New York police. He denies forced sex, and his lawyer said he does not plead guilty.
Actress Rose McGowan, who accused Weinstein of rape, told the BBC that it was a “wonderful day.”
“This is a very important point, this is a concrete step in the face of power,” she said. “This is only the beginning of this process, and if we can see it to the end, I hope that we will emerge victorious.”
Accusations against the disgraced producer of the films triggered the #MeToo movement, which sought to demonstrate and draw attention to widespread sexual abuse among Hollywood bohemians.
More than 70 women accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, although the accusations concern only two of them. Some accusations date back decades.