Paz de la Huerta's rape accusation against Harvey Weinstein may end in his arrest
New York City police say they have a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, and are gathering evidence for a possible arrest.
Paz de la Huerta said Harvey Weinstein raped her twice in 2010, and if New York City police find enough evidence, Weinstein will be arrested.
New York City police say they have a "credible" rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein and are gathering evidence for a possible arrest, the AP reported Friday afternoon. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the media Friday that investigators found reason to believe the "Boardwalk Empire" star's story.
If Weinstein were in New York City and the rape accusation was recent, "we'd go right away and make the arrest. No doubt," CBS New York reported.
De la Huerta had previously shared her rape story with Vanity Fair:
“Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away,” de la Huerta said. “Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid. . . . It wasn’t consensual . . . It happened very quickly. . . . He stuck himself inside me. . . . When he was done he said he’d be calling me. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”
De la Huerta described a second assault that allegedly happened in late December 2010, when Weinstein showed up in her building lobby after she came home from a photo shoot. The actress said she had been drinking, and was frightened by Weinstein, who had been repeatedly calling her, despite her asking him to leave her alone. “He hushed me and said, ‘Let’s talk about this in your apartment,’” de la Huerta said. “I was in no state. I was so terrified of him. . . . I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig. . . . He raped me.”
The NYPD had announced it was looking into additional complaints concerning Weinstein following multiple reports of sexual harassment that women faced at the hands of the now disgraced film producer.
Lsat month, a New Yorker expose detailed a ten-month investigation during which 13 women said what Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them between the 1990s and 2015.
“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,” Detective Sophia Mason told Metro at the time.