Weinstein will stand trial in New York on criminal charges brought against him by two women, including rape.
Harvey Weinstein, 67, is one of the most famous filmmakers in Hollywood and has been behind a number of award-winning films, including Shakespeare's Lovers, The King's Speech and The Artist.
His films have earned more than 81 Oscar awards since 1999, and in the 1970s he founded Miramax Entertainment.
2005, he separated from Miramax founder, with his brother Bob, a company with a family name. In 2017, Quartz reported that Weinstein became very active in Hollywood.