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The Latest: Woman admits pressing charges against Weinstein

Last Updated May 24, 2018 at 11:40 pm EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of Harvey Weinstein (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

Former actress Lucia Evans confirms she’s pressing charges against Harvey Weinstein, who officials say will surrender to authorities on Friday to face criminal charges involving sexual assault allegations.

In an interview with Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, Evans says she struggled with the decision about whether to make a formal complaint.

She says she initially felt proud, but then fear set in and she realized it “could be a long and bruising process.”

Her comments were published on the magazine’s website on Thursday.

Evans was among the first women to speak out about the 66-year-old film producer. She tells the magazine that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex.

Weinstein has denied having any nonconsensual sex with women.

The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation.

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4:15 p.m.

Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women.

The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former actress who was among the first women to speak out about Weinstein. The case would be the first criminal charge against the film producer since scores of women began coming forward to accuse him of harassment or assault.

The precise charges he is to face were not immediately clear.

The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation.

A grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case for weeks.