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UPDATE: Afterward Friday, in response to a query by a reporter, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce talked about Paz de la Huerta‘s accusations towards Harvey Weinstein at a press convention about crime statistics. He mentioned police have “an precise case” and are gathering proof.
“We grew to become conscious of the sufferer on October 25th,” he mentioned. “We obtained a cellphone name and we responded, we spoke to her. She put forth a reputable and detailed narrative to us. We then sought to garner corroboration. This occurred seven years in the past and we discovered corroboration alongside the best way. We instantly contacted the district legal professional of New York and we began working the case collectively, each of us. We now have an precise case right here. So we’re proud of the place the investigation is proper now. Mr. Weinstein is out of state. We would want an arrest warrant to arrest him. So proper now, we’re gathering our proof. We proceed to take action on daily basis.”
“As to others, I am not gonna shut the door and say that others will not come ahead, however that is what we have now proper now,” he mentioned. “That is what we’re transferring ahead with.”
Paz de la Huerta has come ahead with extra rape accusations towards Harvey Weinstein—ones which can be at the moment being investigated by the New York police division and Manhattan District legal professional’s workplace.
In response to de la Huerta’s rape accusations, Weinstein’s spokesperson informed E! Information in an announcement, “Any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
In a cellphone interview with Self-importance Honest, the Boardwalk Empire actress mentioned she first met Weinstein when she was 14 years previous whereas engaged on Miramax Movies’ The Cider Home Guidelines. De la Huerta claimed Weinstein despatched her science fiction books with a suggestion for a job when she was round 21 years previous. Roughly 5 years later, the 2 allegedly bumped into one another on the High of the Customary bar in New York Metropolis.
As she informed Self-importance Honest, Weinstein supplied her a journey house, however after they obtained to her home, he allegedly demanded to return in for a drink. Inside, he allegedly pushed her onto a mattress and raped her, she described to the journal.
In accordance with CBS Information, de la Huerta confronted him greater than a month later in Los Angeles as a result of he had stored calling her. In late December, he allegedly confirmed up in her constructing’s foyer.
As de la Huerta described to Self-importance Honest, she had been ingesting and he allegedly insisted they discuss in her condo. She claimed to VF he allegedly raped her once more.
New York Police Division detective Nicholas DiGaudio informed Self-importance Honest, “I consider based mostly on my interviews with Paz that from the N.Y.P.D. standpoint we have now sufficient to make an arrest.”
(Initially printed on Friday, November three at 9:19 a.m. PT)