NYPD Now Officially Investigating Harvey Weinstein

Katrina Barker
October 13, 2017

"It speaks to the status quo in this business that I was aware that standing up for myself and saying no to things, while it did allow me to feel uncompromised in myself, undoubtedly harmed my career and was never something I felt supported by anyone other than my family", Beckinsale said.

NY police investigated him in 2015 when a 22-year-old Italian actress and model reported he had groped her, and she was sent into a meeting with him wearing a wire that picked up the now-infamous snippet of conversation from a hotel hallway. None had yet been found, but police say they encourage anyone with information on Weinstein to report it.

Beckinsale recalls that a few years later Weinstein asked her if he had tried anything with her at the first meeting. More than a dozen women - including actresses Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow - told The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine of recent stories that Weinstein had sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them. "It's really inspiring to see that in a young woman".

"It's not like they're going to talk to everyone Weinstein has ever talked to", one law-enforcement said. Last Friday, the four who remained - Bob Weinstein, Ben Ammar, Koenigsberg and Maerov - announced that Harvey Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the complaints. MORE: Celebs slam "disgusting" Harvey Weinstein amid assault allegationsIn her social media post, Beckinsale said Weinstein opened the door to his room wearing a bathrobe.

Meanwhile, New York City police told the AP on Thursday that investigators are reviewing old files to see if any women previously reported assaults. Mr. Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.

One of the most shocking elements of the Harvey Weinstein story that is continuously unfolding this week is that his alleged abuses had been staring everyone in the face for years. "A second chance, I hope". "In the movie I wrote", she said, "I ran away"'.

"Guys, I'm not doing OK, but I'm trying", Weinstein told reporters on Wednesday as he entered an SUV parked outside his daughter's Los Angeles home.

She ended her monologue with this: "Listen up, creeps of Hollywood, we know who you are".

"Our thoughts go out to the victims, to those who have had the courage to testify and to all the others", Fremaux and Lescure said.

The Academy has awarded 81 Oscars to films produced by the Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, both co-founded by Weinstein and his brother.

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