NYPD says it is building rape case against Harvey Weinstein

05 November, 2017, 01:35 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Weinstein - who is accused by actor Paz de la Huerta of raping her twice in Manhattan in 2010 - would be stopped if he tried to make any move to leave United States soil, sources said.

When asked about de la Huerta's allegations, Sgt. Brendan Ryan of the New York Police Department told Variety in a statement, "We are aware of the sexual assault complaints".

"I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, 'I don't want to do this, '" de la Huerta told Vanity Fair. He also said that detectives had corroborated parts of her account, the Associated Press reported.

"We immediately contacted the district attorney in NY and we started working the case together. We then sought to garner corroboration. and we found it, corroboration", Chief Boyce said. But we're talking about a seven-year-old case.

On a November night, de la Huerta saw Weinstein at a hotel bar in Manhattan, according to the story, and he offered her a ride home. That's when she alleges Weinstein took off her dress and forced himself on her.

De la Huerta said that the second alleged incident occured in December 2010, saying Weinstein turned up at her apartment after she had been drinking and was not in a condition to give consent.

The disgraced movie mogul could be facing criminal charges.

Weinstein has not commented on the latest accusation but has repeatedly denied allegations of non-consensual sex.

More than 60 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or hartassment in recent weeks.

The NYPD and Manhattan district attorney's office are both investigating allegations made by the "Boardwalk Empire" actress.

On another front, a New York City AIDS charity, amfAR, confirmed on Friday a report that it has received a subpoena from federal prosecutors investigating Weinstein's involvement in 2015 fundraising event.



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