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Key events of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood's most powerful executives, Weinstein faces criminal sexual assault charges at a jury trial beginning this week in New York.

Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two women, one in 2006 and another in 2013. More than 80 women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

Juda Engelmayer, a spokesman for Weinstein, said late on Thursday that the two women in the criminal case had long-term relationships with Weinstein. He said it was prejudicial to conflate the criminal matter with allegations in civil cases or with public grievances he said were lodged by women who were not part of any lawsuit.

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Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood's most powerful executives, Weinstein faces criminal sexual assault charges at a jury trial beginning this week in New...more

Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood's most powerful executives, Weinstein faces criminal sexual assault charges at a jury trial beginning this week in New York. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two women, one in 2006 and another in 2013. More than 80 women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Juda Engelmayer, a spokesman for Weinstein, said late on Thursday that the two women in the criminal case had long-term relationships with Weinstein. He said it was prejudicial to conflate the criminal matter with allegations in civil cases or with public grievances he said were lodged by women who were not part of any lawsuit. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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1979 - Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob found independent film distribution and production company Miramax, naming it after their parents, Miriam and Max.

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1979 - Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob found independent film distribution and production company Miramax, naming it after their parents, Miriam and Max. REUTERS/Stringer

1979 - Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob found independent film distribution and production company Miramax, naming it after their parents, Miriam and Max. REUTERS/Stringer
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June 1993 - The Walt Disney Company buys Miramax for $80 million but the brothers stay on until 2005.

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June 1993 - The Walt Disney Company buys Miramax for $80 million but the brothers stay on until 2005. REUTERS/Alexander Winkler

June 1993 - The Walt Disney Company buys Miramax for $80 million but the brothers stay on until 2005. REUTERS/Alexander Winkler
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May 1994 - Director Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta and backed by Miramax, wins the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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May 1994 - Director Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta and backed by Miramax, wins the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

May 1994 - Director Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta and backed by Miramax, wins the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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1997 - Miramax wins its first Academy Award for best picture with "The English Patient." (Pictured: Director Anthony Minghella poses with actor Ralph Fiennes.)

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1997 - Miramax wins its first Academy Award for best picture with "The English Patient." (Pictured: Director Anthony Minghella poses with actor Ralph Fiennes.) REUTERS/Fred Prouser

1997 - Miramax wins its first Academy Award for best picture with "The English Patient." (Pictured: Director Anthony Minghella poses with actor Ralph Fiennes.) REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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1999 - Miramax's "Shakespeare in Love" wins seven Oscars - including best picture and best actress for Gwyneth Paltrow.

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1999 - Miramax's "Shakespeare in Love" wins seven Oscars - including best picture and best actress for Gwyneth Paltrow. REUTERS/Mike Blake

1999 - Miramax's "Shakespeare in Love" wins seven Oscars - including best picture and best actress for Gwyneth Paltrow. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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2004 - Weinstein divorces his first wife Eve Chilton, with whom he has three daughters.

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2004 - Weinstein divorces his first wife Eve Chilton, with whom he has three daughters. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

2004 - Weinstein divorces his first wife Eve Chilton, with whom he has three daughters. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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2005 - The Weinstein brothers leave Miramax to set up their own production company, The Weinstein Company.

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2005 - The Weinstein brothers leave Miramax to set up their own production company, The Weinstein Company. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

2005 - The Weinstein brothers leave Miramax to set up their own production company, The Weinstein Company. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
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2007 - Weinstein marries English fashion director Georgina Chapman.

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2007 - Weinstein marries English fashion director Georgina Chapman. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

2007 - Weinstein marries English fashion director Georgina Chapman. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Oct. 5, 2017 - The New York Times reports Weinstein settled with eight women who accused him of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over three decades. Weinstein in a statement apologized for causing pain to colleagues and said he was taking a leave of absence and entering therapy. Reuters did not independently verify the details of the New York Times report.

(Pictured: Actor Rose McGowan raises her fist after addressing the audience at the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.) REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Oct. 5, 2017 - The New York Times reports Weinstein settled with eight women who accused him of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over three decades. Weinstein in a statement apologized for causing pain to colleagues and said he was...more

Oct. 5, 2017 - The New York Times reports Weinstein settled with eight women who accused him of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over three decades. Weinstein in a statement apologized for causing pain to colleagues and said he was taking a leave of absence and entering therapy. Reuters did not independently verify the details of the New York Times report. (Pictured: Actor Rose McGowan raises her fist after addressing the audience at the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.) REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Oct. 6, 2017 - Weinstein takes indefinite leave of absence from The Weinstein Co. The company later says he is fired.

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Oct. 6, 2017 - Weinstein takes indefinite leave of absence from The Weinstein Co. The company later says he is fired. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct. 6, 2017 - Weinstein takes indefinite leave of absence from The Weinstein Co. The company later says he is fired. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Oct. 10, 2017 - The New Yorker reports allegations by 13 women who said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who said he raped them. Weinstein again denies non-consensual sex. Reuters did not independently verify the details of The New Yorker's accounts.

(Pictured: Asia Argento gestures on stage at the Cannes Film Festival.) REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Oct. 10, 2017 - The New Yorker reports allegations by 13 women who said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who said he raped them. Weinstein again denies non-consensual sex. Reuters did not independently verify the details...more

Oct. 10, 2017 - The New Yorker reports allegations by 13 women who said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who said he raped them. Weinstein again denies non-consensual sex. Reuters did not independently verify the details of The New Yorker's accounts. (Pictured: Asia Argento gestures on stage at the Cannes Film Festival.) REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Oct. 10, 2017 - Chapman, Weinstein's wife, says she is leaving him.

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Oct. 10, 2017 - Chapman, Weinstein's wife, says she is leaving him. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Oct. 10, 2017 - Chapman, Weinstein's wife, says she is leaving him. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Oct. 14, 2017 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that selects the Oscar winners, expels Weinstein.

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Oct. 14, 2017 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that selects the Oscar winners, expels Weinstein. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Oct. 14, 2017 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that selects the Oscar winners, expels Weinstein. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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October 2017 - Actress Alyssa Milano fuels the expansion of the #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, by writing on Twitter: "If you've ever been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." In the following weeks, #MeToo would be used by millions of women.

REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

October 2017 - Actress Alyssa Milano fuels the expansion of the #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, by writing on Twitter: "If you've ever been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." In the following weeks,...more

October 2017 - Actress Alyssa Milano fuels the expansion of the #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, by writing on Twitter: "If you've ever been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." In the following weeks, #MeToo would be used by millions of women. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
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Jan. 1, 2018 - Hollywood celebrities launch the Time's Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jan. 1, 2018 - Hollywood celebrities launch the Time's Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jan. 1, 2018 - Hollywood celebrities launch the Time's Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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May 25, 2018 - Weinstein surrenders to New York police on charges of rape and a criminal sex act involving alleged assaults against two women, in 2004 and 2013.

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May 25, 2018 - Weinstein surrenders to New York police on charges of rape and a criminal sex act involving alleged assaults against two women, in 2004 and 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

May 25, 2018 - Weinstein surrenders to New York police on charges of rape and a criminal sex act involving alleged assaults against two women, in 2004 and 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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June 5, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to the charges.

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June 5, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to the charges. Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS

June 5, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to the charges. Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS
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June 9, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges of sexually assaulting a third woman in 2006.

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June 9, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges of sexually assaulting a third woman in 2006. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

June 9, 2018 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges of sexually assaulting a third woman in 2006. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Oct. 11, 2018 - Weinstein wins dismissal of the charges over the alleged 2004 assault. Charges involving the other two women remain pending.

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Oct. 11, 2018 - Weinstein wins dismissal of the charges over the alleged 2004 assault. Charges involving the other two women remain pending. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Oct. 11, 2018 - Weinstein wins dismissal of the charges over the alleged 2004 assault. Charges involving the other two women remain pending. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Jan. 17, 2019 - Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein's defense attorney, issues statement saying he is quitting, without elaborating.

REUTERS/Mike Segar

Jan. 17, 2019 - Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein's defense attorney, issues statement saying he is quitting, without elaborating. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Jan. 17, 2019 - Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein's defense attorney, issues statement saying he is quitting, without elaborating. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Jan. 25, 2019 - Weinstein appears in court to announce new defense team.

(Pictured: Weinstein attends a hearing with attorneys Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Jose Baez.) Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS

Jan. 25, 2019 - Weinstein appears in court to announce new defense team. (Pictured: Weinstein attends a hearing with attorneys Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Jose Baez.) Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS

Jan. 25, 2019 - Weinstein appears in court to announce new defense team. (Pictured: Weinstein attends a hearing with attorneys Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Jose Baez.) Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS
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April 26, 2019 - Weinstein's trial is delayed until Sept. 9 to allow defense more time to gather evidence.

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April 26, 2019 - Weinstein's trial is delayed until Sept. 9 to allow defense more time to gather evidence. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

April 26, 2019 - Weinstein's trial is delayed until Sept. 9 to allow defense more time to gather evidence. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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July 11, 2019 - Weinstein hires third legal team after second team of defense attorneys exits the case.

(Pictured: Attorney Donna Rotunno leads her client Harvey Weinstein out of New York State Supreme Court.) REUTERS/Mike Segar

July 11, 2019 - Weinstein hires third legal team after second team of defense attorneys exits the case. (Pictured: Attorney Donna Rotunno leads her client Harvey Weinstein out of New York State Supreme Court.) REUTERS/Mike Segar

July 11, 2019 - Weinstein hires third legal team after second team of defense attorneys exits the case. (Pictured: Attorney Donna Rotunno leads her client Harvey Weinstein out of New York State Supreme Court.) REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Aug. 26, 2019 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment involving the same two women accusing him of two counts of predatory sexual assault, in 2006 and 2013. His trial is pushed back to Jan. 6, 2020.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aug. 26, 2019 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment involving the same two women accusing him of two counts of predatory sexual assault, in 2006 and 2013. His trial is pushed back to Jan. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aug. 26, 2019 - Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment involving the same two women accusing him of two counts of predatory sexual assault, in 2006 and 2013. His trial is pushed back to Jan. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Dec. 11, 2019 - Weinstein and his bankrupt studio reach tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Representatives for Weinstein declined to comment.

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Dec. 11, 2019 - Weinstein and his bankrupt studio reach tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Representatives for Weinstein declined to comment. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Dec. 11, 2019 - Weinstein and his bankrupt studio reach tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Representatives for Weinstein declined to comment. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Jan. 6, 2020 - Los Angeles prosecutors announce sexual assault charges against Weinstein just hours after he appeared in a New York court for the start of his trial on rape charge.

(Pictured: A sign is held outside New York Criminal Court on the first day of Weinstein's sexual assault trial in Manhattan.) REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Jan. 6, 2020 - Los Angeles prosecutors announce sexual assault charges against Weinstein just hours after he appeared in a New York court for the start of his trial on rape charge. (Pictured: A sign is held outside New York Criminal Court on the...more

Jan. 6, 2020 - Los Angeles prosecutors announce sexual assault charges against Weinstein just hours after he appeared in a New York court for the start of his trial on rape charge. (Pictured: A sign is held outside New York Criminal Court on the first day of Weinstein's sexual assault trial in Manhattan.) REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Jan. 7, 2020 - Jury selection at Weinstein's trial due to begin.

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Jury selection at Weinstein's trial due to begin. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jan. 7, 2020 - Jury selection at Weinstein's trial due to begin. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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