On Friday morning in Manhattan, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in at the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct. This choice was made in lieu of being arrested on NYPD’s terms in an effort to control “the circus,” a source told ABC News.

Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct due to the allegations made by two women. He paid $1 million in cash to be released on bail and will be back in court on July 30.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance commented on the movement of the investigation.

“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” Vance said in a statement. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.”

Weinstein will be fitted for an electric monitoring device today that will force him to stay in New York or Connecticut. Police will have to grant him permission to move out of either state. Additionally, Judge Kevin McGrath made a temporary protective order that will force Weinstein to stay away from the women whose complaints sparked this investigation. His bond has been set at $10 million and was forced to relinquish his passport.

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Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Braffman said the movie mogul plans to plead not guilty to the charges against him.

“We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges. We believe that they are constitutionally flawed,” Braffman said. “We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence and we believe that at the end of the process Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated.”

The numerous other accusations against Weinstein have led to previous investigations also conducted by the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department and authorities in the United Kingdom.

In reference to the “casting couch,” where a power imbalance causes a man to believe he deserves sexual favors in exchange for an actress receiving a role in a film, Braffman said Weinstein did not “invent” it.

“My job is not to defend behavior. My job is to defend something that is criminal behavior,” Braffman said. “Bad behavior, Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood, and to the extent that there is bad behavior in that industry, that is not what this is about. Bad behavior is not on trial in this case.”