Harvey Weinstein’s decades of abuse are being investigated by NY & London police

October 13, 2017 11:35 am0 commentsViews: 1

Harvey Weinstein’s decades of abuse are being investigated by NY & London police

Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker article on Harvey Weinstein’s decades of abuse, assault, rape and harassment had many in-depth stories from Weinstein’s victims, on the record. The story of Ambra Battilana Gutierrez was of particular focus, because she was one of the most recent victims detailed in the article, and because she was one of the few women who went to the police after Weinstein assaulted her. She worked with the NYPD on a sting operation, she wore a wire, she got Weinstein on tape admitting to the assault. The NYPD detectives thought they had a good, solid case, and they were prepared to see it through to the end. But the district attorney declined to prosecute. And Weinstein immediately began attacking Gutierrez in the press, questioning her history in outlets like Page Six and more. So the case was dropped and everything sort of faded away. That was in 2015.
It’s some strange kind of world we live in where all of these women are coming out and speaking on the record about the abuses and harassment they were subjected to over the years, and no one really thinks “well, he should go to jail.” I mean, we’re all thinking “he belongs in jail,” but do any of us think that he will actually spend even one day in any kind of jail cell? Of course not. We’re all adults here. We know the way the world works. Still, the NYPD still wants to pursue this. London police are on it too.
The New York Police Department has opened a criminal investigation into Harvey Weinstein, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
“Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter. No filed complaints have been identified as of this time and as always, the NYPD encourages anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS,” police told THR in a statement.
On Tuesday, Weinstein added criminal defense attorney Blair Berk to his legal team. Berk is a West Hollywood-based attorney with past clients that include Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Kiefer Sutherland and Kanye West. Los Angeles police told THR on Thursday morning there are still no investigations into Weinstein.
London police also on Thursday said the department opened an investigation on Weinstein.
“We can confirm we received a report at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday (11 October 2017) of an alleged sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s,” London police said in a statement.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]
British Celebitches, tell me about your sexual assault laws: are there statutes of limitations? Could the Met police conceivably prosecute a sex crime that was committed more than 20 or 30 years ago? I’m trying to temper my expectations about this. While I believe that Weinstein was still assaulting and harassing women well into this year, I truly wonder if many of the most recent victims will be coming forward. I don’t know. We’ll see.
As for where Weinstein is right now… some sources still say he flew undercover to Europe. People Mag’s sources maintain that he flew to Arizona, but People’s new report says that he’s actually not in any kind of rehab facility. He’s staying at a luxury resort, I sh-t you not. A source says that Weinstein “doesn’t want to go a place where he can’t use his cell phone…His team set him up at a secure place to get him the help he needs — he knows and wants help.” Basically, this fat pervert is staying at a five-star luxury hotel and probably taking “meetings” there. Heads up, Arizona ladies: don’t go to his hotel room.

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