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LAPD Submits 3 Abuse Cases Against Harvey Weinstein To DA's Office

Harvery Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office Harvey Weinstein gets a step closer to court as District Attorney receives three cases from LAPD
Ivan Hill | 10 February, 2018, 05:25

Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, a step towards possible criminal charges for the movie producer, a spokesman for the county District Attorney's office said on Thursday.

Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokesman Greg Risling confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that all three cases are "under review".

No details of the allegations were released.

British police are investigating sexual misdeed claims brought by nine women against Weinstein, according to various media reports.

Weinstein's epic fall rocked the country as high-profile cases of sexual abuse scanning decades revealed Hollywood's code of silence surrounding harassment and abuses of power throughout the industry.

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The three newer cases were referred to the DA on February 1, but an announcement wasn't made until a week later, the broadcaster reported. Beverly Hills police separately presented two cases to prosecutors in December.

While there is no longer a statute of limitations on sex crimes in the state of California, that only applies to acts committed after the beginning of 2017.

The announcement comes as Weinstein faces similar investigations into his widespread sexual abuse in New York City and London.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein did not immediately respond to requests for comment and an attorney for the producer could not immediately be reached for comment.

The veteran producer, who is reportedly in treatment for sexual addiction as he faces parallel investigations by the police in NY and London, has repeatedly denied having non-consensual sex.

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