Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

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Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film writer Harvey Weinstein.

The New York Police Department is looking into an claim dating from 2004 and is reviewing either there are any additional complaints.

London’s Metropolitan Police has perceived an claim of passionate attack in the London area in the 1980s.

Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex.

The New York Police Department pronounced it was “looking to speak” to an particular who had done an claim dating from 2004.

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(L-R) Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Lea Seydoux, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino have all oral about their practice with Harvey Weinstein

Assistant Commissioner J Peter Donald said: “Based on information referenced in published news reports, the NYPD is conducting a examination to establish if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter.

“No filed complaints have been identified as of this time.”

The force also appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The Metropolitan Police, meanwhile, pronounced it had been upheld the claim of passionate attack by Merseyside Police.

A Merseyside Police matter pronounced it “can endorse a report was perceived at 8.40am on Wednesday (11 Oct 2017) of an purported passionate attack in the London area in the 1980s”.

The investigations come as some-more women publicly credit Weinstein of inapt behaviour, passionate nuisance or assault.

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Harvey Weinstein and Kate Beckinsale seemed together at the 2004 premiere of The Aviator

British singer Kate Beckinsale is one of the latest, observant she had an confront with him aged 17, at the Savoy Hotel in London.

The Underworld star pronounced on Instagram she was told to go to his room, where he “opened the doorway in his bathrobe”.

“After disappearing ethanol and announcing that we had school in the morning we left, nervous but unscathed.

“A few years after he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. we realised he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not,” she said.

British singer and indication Cara Delevingne also pronounced he tried to lick her as she tried to leave a hotel room.

Emma Thompson told BBC Two’s Newsnight she found him to be a “bully” when his company Miramax owned the rights to her film Nanny McPhee.

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She pronounced she did not know about the allegations of passionate impropriety but added: “They don’t warn me at all and they’re autochthonous to the complement anyway.

“I don’t consider you can report him as a sex addict. He’s a predator. That’s different.”

Thompson pronounced there are “many” others like him in Hollywood. “Maybe not to that degree. Do they have to all be as bad as him to make it count?”

Three women have accused Weinstein of rape, according to The New Yorker.

Weinstein’s mouthpiece Sallie Hofmeister has pronounced the writer “obviously can’t pronounce to unknown allegations, but with honour to any women who have done allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relations were consensual.

“Mr Weinstein has begun counselling, has listened to the village and is posterior a better path.”

‘I’ve got to get help’

Speaking on Wednesday, the film noble said: “We all make mistakes – second possibility we hope.”

He told TMZ: “Guys I’m not doing OK but I’m trying; I’ve got to get help. I’m unresolved in – I’m trying my best.”

TMZ reported he was streamer to Arizona to a diagnosis facility.

As he over in a car, the 65-year-old done a defence for satisfactory diagnosis from reporters, saying: “I’ve always been constant to you guys… I’ve been a good guy.”

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In other developments, the hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks this weekend to consider Weinstein’s future role.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pronounced the allegations of passionate attack against Weinstein were “repugnant”.

‘Unequivocal condemnation’

Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already dangling his membership.

A matter has also been released by Cannes Film Festival, which Weinstein attended many times.

President Pierre Lescure pronounced the festival had been “dismayed to learn of the accusations”.

“These actions indicate to a settlement of poise that merits only the clearest and many undeniable condemnation,” he said.


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