NYPD reviewing additional complaints against Harvey Weinstein – Metro US

NYPD reviewing additional complaints against Harvey Weinstein

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The NYPD is looking into additional complaints concerning Harvey Weinstein following multiple reports of sexual harassment that women faced at the hands of the film producer.

This week, a story in the New Yorker detailed a ten-month investigation during which thirteen women said what Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them between the 1990s and 2015.

The bombshell article included audio recorded during an NYPD sting operation in 2015 in which Weinstein admits to groping model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.

The story followed a previous report by the New York Times published Oct. 5 in which the paper reported that Weinstein reached at least eight settlements with women who alleged sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

Now, the NYPD is encouraging anyone else who may have information about Weinstein’s behaviors to come forward.

“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 said in a statement to Metro. “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.”

The New Yorker article also included the story from Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actress who said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. NYPD is looking into allegations from “a 2004 incident,” according to Newsweek

The NYPD’s move also comes after Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office defended the decision not to press charges against Weinstein in 2015, following the sting.

Vance’s office reportedly accepted a $10,000 donation from David Boies, an attorney for Weinstein, in August, only a few months after his office decided not to press charges, according to CNN

On Wednesday, Vance’s office defended the decision not to prosecute Weinstein, denying that any donations influenced his decisions.