WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The Beverly Hills police have submitted two cases of alleged sexual assault in December against Harvey Weinstein for the District Attorney to review.
- Last month, the Los Angeles Police Department submitted three sexual assault cases against the film producer to the L.A. County D.A.’s office.
- The Weinstein scandal exploded in Hollywood during the last quarter of 2017 after the New York Times reported allegations of harassment against the disgraced Miramax co-founder.
Greg Risling, a district attorney’s spokesman, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that additional sexual assault cases against Weinstein have been submitted. All the cases are now “under review,” Risling said.
A New York Times exposé in October 2017 detailing years of allegations of sexual abuse against him started the fall of the mogul.
He was fired by The Weinstein Company, a movie and television studio he co-founded, following allegations. He was shunned by the movie industry after more than 70 women came out and accused him of multiple sexual harassment and assault.
The “me too” hashtag took off after the renowned producer was publicly accused of sexually harassing numerous women who had worked with him in the past, including big celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Weinstein, through his reps, has said that all sexual relations were consensual and called other allegations “false.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter