NYPD says it is building case for arrest of Harvey Weinstein

NYPD says it is building case for arrest of Harvey Weinstein

NYPD says it is building case for arrest of Harvey Weinstein

She was 26 at the time.

Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce says Weinstein would be arrested if it was a recent case and he was in NY.

The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified person who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.

The Manhattan District Attorney's office told CNN they have a sex crimes prosecutor assigned to an "active investigation" into the alleged incidents.

"We immediately contacted the district attorney in NY and we started working the case together".

"We have an actual case here, so we are happy with where the investigation is right now". She said that both encounters happened in her apartment, about a month apart: The first after Weinstein offered her a ride home and then another time after he showed up unannounced in her building lobby.

Paz de la Huerta, who appeared in the Boardwalk Empire series, spoke to Vanity Fair about her claims.

"We are aware of the sexual assault complaints".

Weinstein has strenuously denied the allegations levelled against him, which include dozens of women including Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'O and Cara Delevingne.

There are also ongoing criminal investigations in London and Beverly Hills.

NY abandoned it's five-year statute of limitations for rape in 2006, meaning Weinstein could be prosecuted. The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney's office on the case.

De la Huerta said she was hesitant to go public with her story, but hopes her word, along with the evidence she said she's helped investigators collect, is enough to put Weinstein in jail. Reportedly $600,000 raised would be given to the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T), a venue that had housed a trial run of the Weinstein-produced Finding Neverland. We are actively investigating them.

Reps for Weinstein and amfAR did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment about the reported inquiry.

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