New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant


When asked about de la Huerta's allegations, Sgt. Brendan Ryan of the New York Police Department told Variety in a statement, "We are aware of the sexual assault complaints".

New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has said that a 2010 rape allegation against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is "credible". De la Huerta claims that the former studio head forcibly raped her on two separate occasions, each of which fall under New York State's statute of limitations for rape in the first degree. "No doubt", Boyce said.

"We have an actual case here".

NYPD detectives are reportedly putting evidence together for a criminal case.

On December 23 of the same year, she says Weinstein showed up in the lobby of her apartment, they went upstairs and de la Huerta alleges he raped her a second time. She told the publication that Weinstein then started to kiss her, and after she tried to brush him away, he pushed her onto the bed, with his trousers down, and lifted up her skirt.

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Speaking at a news conference at Police Headquarters in Lower Manhattan on Friday afternoon, officials told The New York Times they were gathering evidence with an eye toward preparing a warrant to arrest Weinstein, whose representatives have said is undergoing therapy outside of New York.

She told CBS that she had been drinking that night and was in no state to agree to having sex. Vance's office said the NYPD's investigators did not consult prosecutors in the sex crimes unit before arranging the meeting that led to the recording.

Weinstein has not commented on the latest accusation but has repeatedly denied allegations of non-consensual sex. Rosenthal is considering bringing charges against Weinstein. "The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney's office on the case".

Manhattan district attorney's spokeswoman Joan Vollero says a senior sex crimes prosecutor has been assigned to the investigation, which is being conducted along with NY police.