Magazine article Screen International

LAPD Opens Investigation into Harvey Weinstein

Magazine article Screen International

LAPD Opens Investigation into Harvey Weinstein

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Italian model alleges rape in first case involving disgraced mogul to be reported in southern California.

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein as it emerged another woman has come forward alleging rape against the disgraced producer and executive.

In a tweet the LAPD wrote “#LAPD Robbery Homicide Div has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in February 2013. Investigation ongoing.”

It is understood the development arose after an unnamed Italian model and actress became the latest woman to allege sexual assault and rape by Weinstein.

Because the allegation occurred within the state of California’s 10-year statute of limitations, it would be actionable were prosecutors able to build a case. …

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