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NYPD, Scotland Yard Investigating Harvey Weinstein over Sex Assault Charges

HeadlineOct 17, 2017

In New York City, police detectives are probing two credible allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The allegations are separate from a 2015 case brought against Weinstein after an NYPD sting operation caught him on tape confessing he groped Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. At the time, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. declined to prosecute the case against Weinstein. One of Weinstein’s lawyers at the time donated $10,000 to Vance’s election campaign only days after Vance dropped the case. The New York City charges come as Scotland Yard is investigating five sexual assault charges by three women in Britain. More than 40 women, including some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, have come forward with allegations of rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment against Weinstein. Meanwhile, a flurry of messages have appeared since Sunday on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram under the hashtag #MeToo, after the actress Alyssa Milano shared a post in which she revealed she’d been sexually violated. We’ll have more on the “Me Too” campaign and sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein and President Trump later in the broadcast.

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