Weinstein's representative has said he sought treatment after the accusations and said any allegations of nonconsensual sex were "unequivocally denied".
It is the first criminal case to be brought against Weinstein since the revelations about him erupted last October and sparked the #MeToo movement.
The reports came on Thursday with United States authorities under intense pressure to bring the onetime Hollywood heavyweight to justice.
Weinstein, the 66-year-old co-founder of the Miramax film studio and the Weinstein Co, intends to plead not guilty to the two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act, his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters outside the Manhattan courthouse.
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to the New York Police on Friday and was immediately arrested for raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, according to various reports.
"The second trial, interestingly, the big difference between the first and second was that the judge in the second trial allowed more women to come forward in court and tell their story".
Officers in the United Kingdom have received 15 separate allegations of sexual assault on dates ranging from the 1980s up until three years ago.
Reporting on sexual assault and harassment complaints against Weinstein by The New York Times and The New Yorker last fall prompted a deluge of sexual abuse allegations from more than 75 women, including McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd.Читайте также: Populist government sworn in, ending Italy's political deadlock
Weinstein arrived at a NY police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the late stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution".
Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to NY authorities on Friday and will face sexual misconduct charges, according to a number of reports.
Allegations from dozens of women against the once-powerhouse producer catalyzed what became known as the #MeToo movement, a national reckoning about sexual misconduct.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in November she had created a specialized task force in her office to evaluate cases of "sexual abuse in the entertainment industry".
Cosby's conviction followed a mistrial previous year on the same charges.
Another actress, Paz de la Huerta, best known for "Boardwalk Empire", told Vanity Fair past year she was raped twice by Weinstein in NY in 2010. McGowan also appeared on Good Morning America and Megyn Kelly Today to discuss the situation. "The man who pinned me down had handcuffs on him today".
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R Vance Jr praised the "brave survivors who have come forward" as he urged people with relevant information to come forward.
She said she told him no but Weinstein overpowered her.
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