(Reuters) – The New York Metropolis Police Department claimed on Friday that it experienced a credible narrative from an unknown female who has designed a rape allegation in opposition to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was collecting proof for a achievable arrest warrant.
Reuters requests for remark from Weinstein’s agent and his lawyer were being not promptly answered.
New York Metropolis Police Department Deputy Main of Detectives Robert Boyce explained to a information meeting that the alleged target “put forth a credible and detailed narrative.”
“We have an real case here,” Boyce claimed. He claimed the law enforcement department turned conscious of the accusation on Oct 25.
Boyce claimed it was a seven-12 months-aged case and “we have to go ahead collecting proof.”
Boyce claimed that simply because Weinstein was out of point out the law enforcement department would require a court-ordered warrant for any arrest.
Extra than 50 females have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them around the past 3 decades. Weinstein has denied owning non-consensual intercourse with anybody. Reuters has been unable to independently validate any of the allegations.
Boyce claimed law enforcement experienced spoken to the female and “we observed corroboration alongside the way.”
He claimed the NYPD was working on the case with the Manhattan district attorney’s place of work.
“Right now he (Weinstein) poses no menace to anyone in New York Metropolis. He’s out of point out. So it’s a continuing investigation,” Boyce explained to the information meeting.
Previously on Friday, in reaction to media studies, Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman for Manhattan District Lawyer Cyrus Vance Jr., explained to Reuters, “A senior intercourse crimes prosecutor is assigned to this investigation, and the Business office has been working with our partners in the NYPD considering the fact that the new allegations arrived to gentle.”
Police in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London have also claimed they are investigating sexual assault allegations in opposition to Weinstein but no expenses have been introduced in opposition to him.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant