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Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

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Pursuing a rape case against Harvey Weinstein could put any prosecutor under a microscope, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is already there.
  
A state investigation has been examining how Vance handled and decided not to prosecute a groping allegation against Weinstein three years ago. Women's-rights activists have protested outside Vance's office.
  
And the DA has been shadowed by a 2011 sex case that he ultimately dropped, involving former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
  
But if Vance has more to prove than the charges alone in the Weinstein case, there was little sign of it as the movie mogul faced them Friday.
  
The Democratic D.A. simply commended Weinstein's accusers, thanked police and said the charges "reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation."
  
Weinstein denies the allegations.

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