Harvey Weinstein surrendered to Manhattan police Friday morning on charges he raped and sexually assaulted two women.
The disgraced movie mogul — wearing a black blazer and powder blue sweater and carrying three books — walked past a swarm of media and into the 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan around 7:30 a.m. for fingerprinting.
He didn’t say a word.
He carried in the crook of his arm “Elia Kazan” by Richard Schickel, a biography of the controversial American director and ex-Communist who notoriously ratted out eight comrades on Hollywood’s blacklist. Also on his reading list was “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution” by Todd S. Purdum.
Sources said Weinstein will be charged with first- and third-degree rape related to one case and criminal sex act related to another.
The 66-year-old father of five will then go before a judge in Manhattan Supreme Court, where a grand jury handed down an indictment on charges of first- and third-degree rape and criminal sex act.
He’s accused of forcing then-aspiring actress Lucia Evans to perform oral sex in 2004 and twice raping “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta in 2010.
The charges come seven months after scathing details of Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse of a slew of women emerged in separate reports by the New Yorker and the New York Times.
Since then, more than 80 women have accused the disgraced film exec of sexual harassment, assault and even rape — including A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
News of Weinstein’s arrest came days after Manhattan federal prosecutors announced that they too had launched a probe into the former Miramax honcho. He is also under investigation for similar charges in Los Angeles and London.
Manhattan DA Cy Vance initially declined to prosecute Weinstein in 2015 after the NYPD and Italian model Ambra Battilana caught the married father on tape apologizing after she accused him of groping her.
His wife of nine years, Georgina Chapman, filed for divorce shortly after the allegations broke. They settled in late 2017.
Weinstein’s pick of books garnered some speculation on social media.
“What’s the significance of Weinstein carrying in a book by Elia Kazan? To claim persecution?” London-based book reviewer Jamie Klingler tweeted.
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