Sunday, 22 October, 2017

NYPD Now Officially Investigating Harvey Weinstein

Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain
Saul Franklin | 13 October, 2017, 00:40

"In fact, it's one of the easiest things I don't do".

As more celebrities came forward Wednesday to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, the ousted studio executive said he's "hanging in there" - and would like another chance to prove himself. The movie's most significant departure from the real-life incident, Argento told me, was how the hotel-room scene ended.

Hollywood has been rocked by allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein - which first came to light a week ago in a New York Times article.

Marking International Day of the Girl, the 45-year-old actress posted a selfie with her eldest child, 13, and wrote a heartfelt caption paying tribute to the teen. "And, you know, like so many people who've come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past".

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has told the Special Victims Division to go back and try to interview other potential victims of Weinstein's - two days after the New Yorker reported that three women have claimed the famed director sexually assaulted them, sources said.

"In case you didn't realize, it has been a huge week for women", the "Full Frontal" host said at the top of the show. Last Friday, the four who remained - Bob Weinstein, Ben Ammar, Koenigsberg and Maerov - announced that Harvey Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the complaints.

Police in NY tell the BBC they are looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004.

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Police spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday that investigators are reviewing police files to see if any women previously reported being assaulted or harassed by the media mogul.

Weinstein has denied any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women.

"I told him I was never going to trade sexual favors to advance my career and I was under the impression that this was a career meeting", she said.

Weinstein has issued multiple statements in the past week, including a comment to paparazzi on Wednesday outside his daughter's Los Angeles home.

In remarks captured on video, he says he needs to "get help" and "we all make mistakes".

Then, addressing Weinstein saying the culture of the '60s and '70s of which he grew up in led to his toxic behavior, Bee exclaimed, "Oh give me a break, white Cosby!"

Cannes film festival officials say they have been "dismayed" to learn about the accusations of sexual violence against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was sacked Sunday by The Weinstein Co., a studio he co-founded with his brother.

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