Harvey Weinstein has finally presented himself to the New York Police Department to face charges of sexual misconduct.

The Hollywood mogul has been the subject of a vast array of allegations. The charges he faces have come from two different women and include “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.”

Dozens of women have made allegations against Weinstein in recent times. The #MeToo movement was triggered by these allegations and have since shone a light on the widespread abuse, harassment and misconduct that exists in every industry, not just Hollywood.

Weinstein has denied any claims of non-consensual sex since the claims first surfaced.

Weinstein appeared at the 1st Precinct police station in Manhattan at approximately 07:30 local time.

It is thought that New York police have been investigating several allegations against him, including ones made by Lucia Evans and another by actress Paz La Huerta.

In a statement, the NYPD said: "Today, at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct, Harvey Weinstein was arrested, processed and charged with Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Sex Abuse and Sexual Misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

They also went on to thank these women for coming forward, stating: "The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice.  The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office."

On the other side of the Atlantic, Weinstein is also having allegations assessed by the London Metropolitan Police.

He is also being sued by Ashley Judd, who has stated that her career suffered after she rejected his sexual advances.

Weinstein was fired from his own organisation, the Weinstein Company and has seen the industry expel him entirely. There has also been a wide array of Hollywood stars who have spoken out against him.

These include the likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delvigne.

Since the #MeToo started, more than 300 actresses, writers and directors launched the Time’s Up project. This is designed to offer legal aid to anybody who suffer harassment, abuse or assault at work.

Time’s Up describes itself as “an organization that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds. We want women from the factory floor to the floor of the Stock Exchange to feel linked as sisters as we shift the paradigm of workplace culture.”

They also want to work by the ethos of “No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse.”