NY police have a credible rape allegation against fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and are gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant, a senior officer confirmed Friday.
"We have an actual case going forward", NYPD chief of detectives Robert K. Boyce said, according to The New York Times.
Boardwalk Empire actor Paz de la Huerta claimed the movie mogul raped her twice at her apartment in NY in 2010. MSNBC and others have reported over 70.
Investigators in London and California were also looking into allegations made by women, but no other department has suggested allegations could result in criminal charges.
In de la Huerta's account of the night, Weinstein arrived at her apartment demanding to come inside and have a drink.
De la Huerta, 33, told the magazine the first alleged rape happened in November 2010. "What happened with Harvey left me scarred for many years".
The NYPD has opened another sexual assault probe against Harvey Weinstein after an actress accused the fallen movie mogul of raping her in 2010.
De la Huerta has appeared in films, like "The Cider House Rules" and "A Walk to Remember", and starred as Lucy Danzinger in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire".
If Weinstein bolted from America, authorities fear they might never get their hands on him - much like Polanski has evaded Los Angeles authorities for 40 years. "And we found corroboration along the way".
"She put forth a credible and detailed narrative to us". When he was done he said he'd be calling me.
Evidence against Weinstein may be delivered to a judge, in order for police to obtain an arrest warrant, or the evidence could go to a grand jury, if police decide to pursue an indictment. "Mr Weinstein is out of state". Weinstein said he sought treatment after his swift, public downfall, and a spokesperson has said he will continue doing so until at least later this month. But we're talking about a seven-year-old case and we have to move forward in gathering evidence first.
"We immediately contacted the district attorney in NY and we started working the case together".
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