NYPD Now Officially Investigating Harvey Weinstein

NYPD to Re-Examine Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Probe, Sources Say

NYPD to Re-Examine Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Probe, Sources Say

"It's more if anyone's been a victim or feels like they've been a victim, come forward".

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Weinstein issues an apology acknowledging he "has caused a lot of pain" - but disputes claims he harassed female employees over almost three decades.

Fonda declined to discuss what Arquette told her. The destination was a last-minute change, the website said, citing "well-connected sources" who told the website that Weinstein was getting treatment somewhere in the Scottsdale area. Before getting into the vehicle, Weinstein says, "You know what, we all make mistakes".

Weinstein's lawyer Lisa Bloom announces her resignation, saying she understand that "Mr Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement".

Jane Fonda regrets not speaking up earlier about Harvey Weinstein.

Actress Kate Beckinsale says she was 17 years old when Harvey Weinstein greeted her in his bathrobe for a meeting in a room at the Savoy Hotel.

Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench join the list of people reacting to the accusations, with George Clooney saying the alleged behaviour is "indefensible".

NY detectives already investigated Weinstein once, in 2015, when an Italian model said the studio executive grabbed her breasts and groped her. Detectives set up a sting where they recorded a conversation between the woman and Weinstein while he tried to persuade her to come into his hotel room. Other women say Weinstein sexually harassed them in exchange for acting roles. A third woman withholds her name from the article, the result of a 10-month investigation by the magazine.

A second call felt like "further abuse", Dix added after she claimed the producer called her and said: "It's a new year, and I've chose to turn over a new leaf and I'm going to start with you, and I'm going to say I'm sorry and is there anything I can do for you?'".

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Weinstein's representatives did not return a request for further comment Wednesday, but have said in a statement that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied" by him and that he did not retaliate against women who rejected his advances.

In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein - who has denied numerous allegations against him - is believed to have checked into rehab, and his wife Georgina Chapman has left him, while he has also been slammed by big names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.

Other figures to speak out against Weinstein include Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio.

With the allegations pouring in, Weinstein was sacked by his own company, and his wife, Georgina Chapman, reportedly plans to divorce him.

A number of senior Labour MPs call for Weinstein's honorary CBE to be taken away.

Prime Minister Theresa May also spoke out about the scandal on Wednesday. Weinstein was not there when officers arrived.

The avalanche of assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein grew as more actresses came forward with explosive charges against the movie mogul, whose lurid behavior has opened a Pandora's Box of Hollywood harassment and hypocrisy. The NYPD does not provide further details.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has schedule a special meeting on Saturday, when its board of governors will decide how to respond to the allegations against Weinstein.

The organization said in a statement Wednesday that Weinstein's alleged conduct is "repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents".

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