LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Section stated on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation in opposition to film producer Harvey Weinstein.
The LAPD robbery and homicide division interviewed a opportunity sexual assault target, spokesman Kevin Maiberger explained to Reuters. No further information and facts was provided on who produced the allegations or in which the alleged incident transpired.
“Mr. Weinstein clearly just can’t talk to anonymous allegations, but he unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex,” his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister stated in an emailed statement.
The go follows allegations described before this thirty day period by The New York Occasions and The New Yorker from a variety of women of all ages that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them in incidents dating back to the 1980s.
Reuters was not able to independently verify any of the allegations. Weinstein, 65, has denied getting non-consensual sex with anyone.
The New York Police Section stated past 7 days it was investigating an allegation of sexual assault from 2004 in opposition to Weinstein.
The Los Angeles Occasions newspaper stated Thursday that the allegation produced to the LAPD came from an unnamed very well-acknowledged Italian model and actress, who explained to law enforcement detectives that Weinstein raped her in a home at a Beverly Hills lodge just after a movie occasion in February 2013.
Maiberger stated he could not confirm the aspects described by the Los Angeles Occasions of the alleged target or the incident, but stated an lively investigation was under way.
Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy modifying by Clive McKeef