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NYPD is reviewing Harvey Weinstein allegations and asking others to come forward

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It’s taken a week and decades’ worth of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, but the repugnant producer is finally seeing some consequences for his actions. A few days ago, he was ousted from his own company and the credits of TV projects he backed, and now Variety reports that things could get even tougher. The NYPD has issued a statement indicating that law enforcement is reviewing the allegations that began making national news last week, which have shown little sign of abating.

Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter. No filed complaints have been identified as of this time and as always, the NYPD encourages anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.


As the NYPD notes, there have been no formal criminal complaints filed against Weinstein, but the police department is encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

Per Variety, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office investigated Weinstein in 2015 after model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez publicly accused the studio exec of groping her and putting his hands up her skirt without consent. Her account is one of three that made up the New Yorker article that revealed the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. A sting operation yielded a taped confession from Weinstein for his assault of Gutierrez, but Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. chose not to press charges. If that name is familiar, it’s probably because you saw the story about how Vance Jr. also decided not to pursue felony fraud charges against Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in 2010.


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