NYPD gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest

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The New York City Police Dept. says it has a "credible and detailed" allegation of rape against Harvey Weinstein, and is continuing to gather evidence for a possible arrest.

"Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away", de la Huerta said.

Boyce said detectives found the "Boardwalk Empire" actress' story believable and that two people corroborated portions of her account.

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

"We have an actual case here", Boyce said. With the case being seven years old, though, detectives are moving forward with evidence first. Boyce said the NY police were first contacted about de la Huerta's account October 25, a week before she spoke to the magazine. Weinstein insisted they have drinks, she said, and they would up in her apartment. She says she had been drinking and was in no state to have consensual sex. "The investigation is on-going", the NYPD said in a statement Thursday night.

Weinstein has not commented on the latest accusation but has repeatedly denied allegations of non-consensual sex.


The infamous movie producer has come under fire, with dozens of women accusing him of sexually harassing or attacking them.

Boyce said police in NY are working on the Weinstein case along with prosecutors, collecting evidence and putting out subpoenas as they proceed.

"The office has been working with our partners in the NYPD since the new allegations came to light", Vollero said.

Officers have received 11 separate allegations of sexual assault on dates ranging from the 1980s to 2015, both in London and outside the United Kingdom.

Is there enough evidence for prosecutors to file charges against Weinstein?

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