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Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex crime charges

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NEW YORK — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by number of women, is expected to surrender to the New York police on Friday to face the charges against him.

According to New York Daily — the first outlet to report the story, “Weinstein is expected to be charged with preying on Lucia Evans who told investigators that the former forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.”

The disgraced movie mogul is planning to turn himself in Friday to the New York Police Department and Manhattan District Attorney’s office to be charged with sex crimes, according to the Associated Press.

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The case was probed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and New York City Police Department, the sources further said, adding that evidence related to Weinstein’s possible financial fraud was presented before the jury.

Weinstein will face charges in connection with raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, The New York Times reported Thursday night.

One case involves charges of first-degree and third-degree rape and the second includes a charge of first-degree criminal sex act, the Times reported.

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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

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CHICAGO—Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on Saturday at the age of 84.

Rush succumbed to complication from a stroke he suffered in 2003.

Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississipi. He settled in Chicago and began playing the local clubs, wearing a cowboy hat and sometimes strumming his guitar upside down for effect.

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He catapulted to international fame in 1956 with his first recording on Cobra Records of “I Can’t Quite You Baby,” which reached No.6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

He was a key architect of the Chicago “West Side Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s, which modernized traditional blues to introduce more of a jazzy, amplified sound.

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