Published: Sat, November 04, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

NYPD, Manhattan DA's Office Investigate New Rape Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

NYPD, Manhattan DA's Office Investigate New Rape Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

Actress Paz de la Huerta has levied new allegations against disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, alleging in Vanity Fair that he raped her twice in 2010.

The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney's office on the case.

The first occurred when Weinstein demanded to come inside De la Huerta's apartment after driving her home, she said.

Weinstein insisted they have drinks inside her apartment and that's where the alleged assault happened, she said. De la Huerta says Weinstein started by trying to kiss her, but when she brushed him away, "He pushed me onto the bed and his trousers were down and he lifted up my skirt".

The accuser, an actress who came forward 10 days ago, told NYPD investigators Weinstein raped her in Lower Manhattan on two different occasions that year, police sources said. It happened very quickly.... "I was so terrified of him".

De la Huerta's allegations may be the first to result in charges being filed against Weinstein, according to NME magazine.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the actresses to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, while Rose McGowan said he raped her.

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She called police on October 26, he said.

"We have an actual case here, so we are happy with where the investigation is right now".

It is at least the third Weinstein case that police in NY have examined.

Through a spokeswoman, Weinstein has repeatedly denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex".

Boyce said that her "ability to articulate each and every minute of the crime, where she was, where they met, where this happened and what he did", made her case believable, the Associated Press reported. "The investigation is on-going", the NYPD said in a statement Thursday night.

Weinstein is under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department, and British police recently widened their investigation into the former producer, looking into 11 separate incidents of alleged assault.

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