said they hope the courage of the women who came forward will "continue to inspire others to break their silence".
Some of the other women, including actresses who say they faced intimidation, reprisal and career consequences from the mogul, responded with both surprise and relief at his arrest.
Prosecutors charged him with two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act following a months-long investigation with the New York Police Department.
Defence attorney Ben Brafman told reporters that his client would plead not guilty and still denied any non-consensual sexual activity.
"That is the $64,000 question", said Gerald Lefcourt, one of Brafman's peers among NY defence lawyers. Weinstein shook his head and softly said, "No".
Weinstein walked in to the station carrying two books: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum, and an autobiography of Elia Kazan.
NY police say charges relate to allegations made by two women in an sex abuse probe involving the movie producer.
Weinstein was understood to have had his mugshots and fingerprints taken before being driven away in an SUV from the station, close to his former Miramax office in Tribeca and the townhouse he once shared with his estranged wife. Assistant D.A. and Special Counsel Joan Illuzzi stated in substance at the arraignment that Weinstein would be fitted with a monitoring device, which enables him to be tracked 24/7; if he wishes to travel beyond NY or CT, he must seek prior approval from the People and the Court; and he surrendered his passport, and may not apply for a new or replacement passport. The case has been adjourned until July 30.
The movie mogul turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday.
According to the Times' Ben Mueller, one of the two women cited in the charges is actress Lucia Evans, who told her story to journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker previous year. Among the accusations are allegations of rape.
Harvey Weinstein is escorted into court, Friday, May 25, 2018, in NY.
Dozens of women continued to speak out, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, Salma Hayek and Lupita N'yongo, who brought attention to the conspiracy of silence surrounding Weinstein.
She said: 'I have to admit seeing Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs is something I never thought I'd see and it feels honestly, really good.
Numerous women, including several celebrities, have come forward with allegations that Weinstein repeatedly engaged in unwanted, inappropriate and aggressive sexual behavior since reports of his serial misconduct first surfaced previous year. His travel will be restricted to NY and CT.
The complaint says that Weinstein had sexual intercourse with the woman, and that she "had clearly expressed her lack of consent to the act".
"There was a part of me that was terribly naive", Georgina Chapman, his estranged wife and mother of two, told Vogue magazine recently.
"Me Too" began as an idea back in 2006, with rights activist Tarana Burke, who used it as the name for a group to help those who had been sexually harassed and assaulted.
Weinstein's lawyer is one of America's most celebrated criminal defense attorneys. His past clients include former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who escaped criminal prosecution for alleged sexual assault in 2011.
Actress Rose McGowan, among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, said seeing images of him in handcuffs was surreal. Argento and McGowan accused Harvey Weinstein of rape a year ago and have been at the forefront of the crusade for justice against him.
The 66-year-old father of five will then go before a judge in Manhattan Supreme Court, where a grand jury handed down indictment charges of first- and third-degree rape and criminal sex act.
In February, New York's attorney general, who has since resigned in his own cloud of abuse allegations, sued the brothers and studio for failing to protect employees from alleged sexual misconduct despite multiple complaints. That investigation is in its preliminary stages.
Since October 2017, more than 90 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.