The New York Police Department is gathering evidence behind a
rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, who could be facing
arrest as a result.
BREAKING: NYC police say they have a credible rape
allegation against Harvey Weinstein, are gathering evidence
for possible arrest.
— AP Eastern U.S. (@APEastRegion)
November 3, 2017
The development comes after allegations from actress Paz de la
Huerta, who says Weinstein sexually assaulted her multiple
“I was so terrified of him” she told Vanity Fair in an
article published Thursday. “I did say no, and when he was
on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He kept humping
me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig. … He raped me.”
De la Huerta told investigators Weinstein forcefully raped her
after 2006. That’s of particular interest to authorities, as it
falls within the statute of limitations for New York.
“I believe based on my interviews with Paz that from the NYPD
standpoint we have enough to make an arrest,” detective
Nicholas DiGaudio, who is leading the department’s Weinstein
investigation, told the outlet.
Paz de la Huerta has spoken to the NYPD about her allegations
against Harvey Weinstein. (Mike Pont via Getty Images)
Dozens of women have come forward with stories accusing the
film mogul of sexual harassment and assault. Police in
Los Angeles and London have also opened investigations into
allegations against Weinstein. One women in London
told authorities there Weinstein assaulted her as recently as
2015, while the Los Angeles Police Department is looking into an
incident from 2013.
Weinstein is reportedly in rehab in
Arizona at the moment, meaning that even if NYPD has
compelling enough evidence for an arrest, it’s unlikely an
arrest is imminent.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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