New York police say investigating 2004 claim of Weinstein sex assault

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FILE PHOTO: Producer Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman at the 89th Academy Awards, Oscars Vanity Fair Party, Beverly Hills, California, U.S., Feb 26, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

October 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Police Department said on Thursday it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault by movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2004.

“The NYPD is investigating an allegation of sex assault from 2004,” the department said in a statement.

Asked by Reuters in an email whether the investigation involved Weinstein, a spokesperson said in an email “Yes.”

Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister replied “no comment” when asked by email about the NYPD investigation.

The Hollywood producer has previously denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.

“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,” the NYPD also said, adding that no filed complaints had yet been identified.

The NYPD investigation follows allegations by numerous women that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Alden Bentley)

  • FedUp

    Doesn’t the NYPD have far more urgent matters to use their resources on?

  • forrest gump V

    Typical actions of the Libturds in Californication land. California women aren’t so respectable anymore…. Anyone who would let that thing touch them is polluted with shame and other things…….

  • Marek

    A guy here in Massachusetts was accused of rape last week. He was arrested and went to jail. Meanwhile, Weinstein gets accused of rape by multiple women and he gets to check himself into rehab. Yeah, that’s fair. Maybe because he contributed a ton of money to a whole bunch of Democrats?

  • Robert Adams

    Weinstein’s haughtiness, arrogance and conceit do him no favors. The live pictures of a multi-millionaire strolling in the street (probably near his home) before entering an SUV were despicable. Grubby black T-shirt, sloppy unpressed slacks and an groomed face that hasn’t seen a razor in weeks makes him look like the creep he is. And then the concealed one finger salute. Harvey, crawl back under your rock.

  • forrest gump V

    Apparently all the actresses in Hollywood have given all for money and Fame (?)….

  • stevens123

    My favorite internet meme of the day:

    Hillary was asked if Weinstein’s behavior compared to Bill’s behavior. She said: “Close, but no cigar.”

    • forrest gump V

      LOL…LMAO…..and it is TRUE……about the cigar…lol…

  • Don G

    The hiring process in Hollywood does not suffer from a lack of applicants, and it is clear that to be a star does not actually require much talent so this creates an endless pool of people wanting to be the next great sensation! So, in order to get selected for a role, one needs access to power and influence, and sleeping with the right people is a pre-requisite for newbies! Sure one could do a head shot, attend a million casting calls, but really who do you think is going to get the role amid and endless pool of applicants? I would think it very rare for the new actress to get selected who was not sleeping with someone of influence. There are also several articles on the toxicity of how Hollywood treats young boys. None of this is secret, none of this will change, not condoning it, but Hollywood is vile, end of story.

  • FoolIggy

    There are always two sides to every story. In this case, involving 30+ woman, there are even more stories!

    Fact is, when young men and women go to hollywood, tehy learn very quickly they need the help of the powerful.

    Thus, if your’re willing to sleep your way up the ladder, you can’t get mad at the ladder!

    People want power and position and the oldest profession proves that many will go to any length to try and achieve it, but I am sure for every success story, there are a thousand failures that all can tell tragic stories.

    Those that do achieve power, position, money and fame then need more notoriety by claiming “foul.” Remember: hollywood believes any publicity is good publicity.

    Why did NONE of these woman file OFFICIAL POLICE REPORTS at the time the incident occurred?

    Why, because even the underage kids are smart enough to know they would be ostracized from further “in-roads” in Hollywood once their claims become public.

    Yep, all these 30+ made conscientious decision this was part of the price they were willing to pay for their fame and power.

    Makes a complex problem for any jury with half a brain to figure out who is really at fault here: Those that have the power or those that are willing to achieve the power?

    • Rick

      Hollywood is a cesspool. The music industry is a cesspool. If you want to become a mega-millionaire, sell your soul to the devil. And that’s what most of them have done. Literally.

    • FedUp

      Yes. If something repulsive and/or offensive is “required” in order to be considered for something you think you really want, then perhaps you need to consider why you want it and and change your desires. Even if you go through with the repulsive, offensive act(s) and end up achieving your goal, there is no way you can be 100% content with it, knowing how you got there. Very, very sad.

  • Terry

    And the Old “Hollywood Casting Couch” is proven to be a “Reality”. Too Funny! Now watch what happens when more women, and maybe even men, come forward with their stories. Forget the police. There will be Lawsuits filed to get at the Millions of Dollars that Civil Lawsuits could bring.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Glad the jewish marxists that run hollywood are finally being brought to justice

  • Scott Henke

    Did anyone else read the story where he tried to deflect and blame the NRA? Yeah, people are so sickened by this creep that that didn’t even work this time.

  • conquest915

    A 13 year response time by the NYPD and the libs want to take our guns because the Po Po will protect us. I will defend myself thank you. I have a 1,300 ft per second response time.

  • fatboy46

    if the women didn’t accept these offers- there wouldn’t be a problem. But the hunger for stardom seems to erase common sense. As long as women will ‘sell’ themselves, there will be buyers and brokers and users and takers. Don’t jump into the swamp and then complain about the snakes and gators..

    • HarryObrian

      You’re right, women have the advantage of being allowed to have retroactive morals; yesterday’s wanting $lut is today’s satisfied virgin. Just more liberal mentality than anything else.
      I find it interesting that the NYPD is only now looking at these allegations and wonder when these allegations were really made?? Like last week maybe?

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Weinstein blackmailed these men and women he preyed on…

  • Fred Bear

    After all the lecturing Hollywood doled out, they all knew. And did nothing. The face of liberalism

    • Terry

      Too, Too Funny! Watch how quickly all of the big-time producers and directors start moving their money offshore to hide it from the Civil Lawsuit Lawyers.

    • kaiju

      They preach gun control and women’s rights while violent rapes and gun murders are on every channel. About time somebody starts to notice who’s responsible for it.

  • mark abby

    Ok I’m going to play the race card here: everyone was willing to hang Bill Cosby for the same thing and this guy might get a free pass? Amazing how that works for liberals who always claim racism is rampant in America

    • GetYaH03

      Finally someone addresses the elephant in the room. Racism is alive and very prevalent in America. They’re still trying to convict cosby for screwing all those white bi#!#es so let’s see what happens to Weinslime!!

    • kaiju

      Liberals are and always have been anti-black. The Dems started the KKK and Planed Parenthood to kill blacks and all the while calling conservatives racist. That’s real history and that’s why they are trying to destroy American history.

      • HarryObrian

        and interestingly, most blacks are liberals.. so the theory that most people are attracted to those that ignore them, spit on them or feed them must be true.

  • Alison420

    I actually thought the “woman” was his sex doll, she’s made up to look like plastic… Oh, I forgot, Hollywood, where people are phony.

    • HarryObrian

      That’s his wife and she looks like a boy to many. I wonder who ‘her’ side pieces are?

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    Birds of a feather, flock together. Just ask Bill clinton.

    • mark abby

      Maybe the guy will spill the beans and involve quite a few people. Then again if he even suggests he might do that he’ll end up committing “suicide” like so many others

  • Flagfriend

    2004? Past three decades?

    Where have the accusers been all this time?

    If you choose to live in the swamp, you’re going to get dirty. And Hollywood is a swamp.

    If you were sexually harassed or assaulted and said nothing, then you have not only traded your personal integrity and sense of self-worth for the shiny coin at the bottom of the sewer, but by clamming up, you had a hand in allowing later victims to enter the lion’s den without sounding a warning.

    For goodness sake, if the man is pig, call him a pig when you are victimized, not ten years later.

    • Donald York

      These “Starlets” are gold diggers, but that doesn’t excuse Weinstein’s actions.

      • HarryObrian

        I’d hazard to bet that there isn’t an innocent hand anywhere to be found within 50 miles of Follywood. Weinstein is what is called a wounded animal; only the jackals and parasites attack a wounded animal.

        • Donald York

          Did Hillary and Obama return the money? Doubt it .

          • Jesse

            Who are they?

          • Donald York

            A fart in the wind as far as i’m concerned.

  • Rosicrucian32

    Old news, his lawyer and all his muckity fair weather hollyweed friends are turning their backs because someone instructed to. I would guess it was all planned so they don’t lose a bunch of progressives at election time. “See we really do care about others…….”
    This guy is a sacrificial d-bag and brought this ALL on himself. Some are judged on the end day, some get called to judgement on earth before the end, double jeopardy for your actions self imposed. I’m cool with it.

  • roger

    Delevingne, “I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was
    outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to
    his room.” so here you have a woman that works for weinstein leading
    her into the lions den. i wonder why no one is contacting this assistant
    and asking her why she would put women in this vulnerable position.
    after all , dont women look out for other women when it comes to sexual
    exploitation of their gender

  • Sinthrax

    I don’t think he pissed off anyone. What he did was harass and assault women. Big difference.

    • Harry

      He was given a pass for decades. Once Bill Clinton started talking sense and the media started to attack his past sexual adventures until Bill came back into the fold.

  • FedUp

    Sorry to be repetitive but again, who did this guy piss off?

    • Harry

      Like Bill Cosby he became a traitor to the liberal cause. Bill Cosby when he posted a long article on how the black men of America should change their behavior, Harvey Weinstein became a traitor when he announced he was going to make a movie that shows Jews in a favorable light. No matter how big a liberal you are you must stick to the script or they will beat you like a Republican.

      The Oscar-winning filmmaker Harvey Weinstein is planning to make a version of Leon Uris’ novel “Mila 18” for the silver screen next year, he announced this week on Deadline.