‘We have enough to arrest Harvey Weinstein’

HARVEY Weinstein could soon be behind bars as the NYPD says it has enough evidence to charge him.

It comes after Boardwalk Empire actress, Paz de la Huerta, claimed Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.

The NYPD and Manhattan ​district attorney's office are both investigating allegations.

"I believe based on my interviews with Paz that from the NYPD standpoint we have enough to make an arrest," Detective Nicholas DiGaudio told Vanity Fair.

Detective DiGaudio is leading the investigation for the department, and has received reports from at least three women claiming they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein.

There has been no statute of limitations on rape, criminal sexual act or aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree in the state of New York since 2006, which means that de la Huerta has the strongest claim against Weinstein.

Paz de la Huerta as Lucy Danziger in Boardwalk Empire. Picture: Supplied
Paz de la Huerta as Lucy Danziger in Boardwalk Empire. Picture: Supplied

De la Huerta and Weinstein met at a pa​​rty in October, 2010, and they shared a ride home to the same neighbourhood, ​she told CBS News.

Weinstein insisted they have drinks inside her apartment and that's where the alleged assault happened, she said.

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

Then two months later, Weinstein showed up at her building and they went upstairs before he attacked her again, according to the actress.

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

Harvey Weinstein is one of at least a dozen high-powered men to be accused of sexual misconduct including (left to right) fashion photographer Terry Richardson, New Republic contributing editor Leon Wiseltier, former NBC News political commentator Mark Halperin, former Defy Media executive Andy Signore, and bottom row from left, filmmaker Brett Ratner, actor Kevin Spacey, actor Jeremy Piven and a
Harvey Weinstein is one of at least a dozen high-powered men to be accused of sexual misconduct including (left to right) fashion photographer Terry Richardson, New Republic contributing editor Leon Wiseltier, former NBC News political commentator Mark Halperin, former Defy Media executive Andy Signore, and bottom row from left, filmmaker Brett Ratner, actor Kevin Spacey, actor Jeremy Piven and a

De la Huerta has been locked in a legal battle with Lionsgate over her work in the movie Nurse 3D.

She was injured during filming when an ambulance struck her.

 

It led to directors using a voice double that de la Huerta said left critics with a bad impression of her work.

A California appeals court in October refused to overturn a lower court that tossed the actress' $55 million lawsuit.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post



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