Judge James Burke issued the findings Thursday while declining to dismiss charges against the 66-year-old disgraced Hollywood mogul.
The music romance "A Star Is Born" earns Bradley Cooper a nod for best actor, Lady Gaga for best actress and Sam Elliott for best supporting actor with its fourth nomination being for the best cast.
Several high profile men including Bollywood celebrities, famous journalists, and even a minister stand accused under India's burgeoning #MeToo movement.
Harvey Weinstein's defence lawyer on Friday demanded that a New York court dismiss the sexual assault against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood producer and his alleged rape victim.
Prosecutors announced that a New York grand jury had returned an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault against Weinstein for allegedly assaulting a third woman.
The film producer entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week in two cases.
The 66-year-old was initially charged last week in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct.
Weinstein, who denies the allegations, turns himself in to New York police after months of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women that toppled him from Hollywood's most powerful ranks.
His apology came after broadcaster CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings.
The award, to a director who has won prizes at the festival before, defied speculation that the Palme might go to a female director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sex scandal was the talk of the town.
This year attendees of the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala attempted to look past regular attendee Harvey Weinstein's scandal and keep the focus on amfAR’s global work. The Cannes event has raised over 178 million euros ($210 million) to date.
Georgina Chapman, fashion designer, actress, and soon-to-be ex-wife of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, talks to Vogue about how she has coped since several women have accused her husband of sexual misconduct.
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