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NYPD Building Case Against Harvey Weinstein

NYPD Building Case Against Harvey Weinstein

CBS News reports tonight that Paz de la Huerta, then a film actress who would go on to recur on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, said in a phone interview that the former Weinstein Company co-president raped her twice in late 2010.

"He pushed me on the bed. and it happened all very suddenly", de la Huerta told CBS.

"If this person was still in NY and it was recent we would go right ahead and make the arrest, no doubt".

A warrant requires a court order, Boyce said. We then sought to garner corroboration - this happened seven years ago - and we found corroboration.

De la Huerta said she told two people about the incident before now, including her therapist and a journalist, and both of them have provided statements corroborating the actresses's account of the night, as per her description of it to them. Boyce said the NY police were first contacted about de la Huerta's account October 25, a week before she spoke to the magazine.

The first happened after the movie mogul gave her a lift home from a bar and the second when he turned up at her apartment.

"I was in no state", she said.

Investigators in London and California were also looking into allegations made by women, but no other department has suggested allegations could result in criminal charges.

Investigations amid mounting allegations against Weinstein are taking place in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom.

Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" other allegations of consensual sex as the list of women publicly accusing him of sexual misconduct has continued to grow. 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.

NY police are gathering evidence with an eye toward preparing a warrant to arrest Harvey Weinstein on rape charges.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they speak publicly, which de la Huerta and Guiterrez have done. "As this is an active investigation, we will not be commenting further".