Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with sex crimes in Los Angeles on the day that his criminal trial on similar accusations opened in New York.

Mr. Weinstein was charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another woman in 2013, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said on Monday. He faces one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint, she said.

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