NYPD Says 'Have An Actual Case' Against Harvey Weinstein After Rape Accusations
Nov 05 2017
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 USA soil, sources said.
"He hushed me and said, 'Let's talk about this in your apartment, '" de la Huerta recalled to Vanity Fair after she tried to tell Weinstein to leave her alone.
In de la Huerta's account of the night, Weinstein arrived at her apartment demanding to come inside and have a drink.
Paz de la Huerta, an actress best known for her role in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", was interviewed by detectives who corroborated parts of her allegations, Boyce said Friday, WABC reported.
On December 23 of the same year, she says Weinstein showed up in the lobby of her apartment building, they went upstairs, and he allegedly raped her a second time.
He faces criminal investigations in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Yet another actress has come forward to accuse disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault - and law enforcement sources confirmed to Deadline that the NYPD is investigating the case and has been in contact with the DA's office about it.
Robert Boyce said the alleged victim "put forth a credible and detailed narrative".
Boyce told reporters Friday that because this impending case dates back seven years, an arrest of Weinstein couldn't be made immediately.
"We have an actual case here, so we are happy with where the investigation is right now".
De la Huerta has been locked in a legal battle with Lionsgate over her work in the movie Nurse 3D.
Weinstein has not commented on the latest allegations, but has repeatedly denied accusations of non-consensual sex. The actress said she'd been drinking at the time and was scared of Weinstein.
"We are aware of the sexual assault complaints".
Is there enough evidence for prosecutors to file charges against Weinstein?