Actress Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice

NYPD is investigating two accusations

Last Updated: November 2, 2017 @ 8:33 PM

Actress Paz de la Huerta said in an interview published Thursday that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her twice.

The “Boardwalk Empire” star told Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan that on both occasions their sex “wasn’t consensual,” and that the producer had “stuck himself inside me.”

Weinstein said he “unequivocally denied” any accusations non-consensual sex with de la Huerta, the same response he has used for more than 60 accounts of sexual harassment and assault from women who have spoken out since mid-October.

The NYPD is investigating de la Huetrta’s accusations. “A senior sex crimes prosecutor is assigned to this investigation, and the Office has been working with our partners in the NYPD since the new allegations came to light,” a statement provided to CBS News from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office read. “As this is an active investigation, we will not be commenting further.”

De la Huerta said the first incident occurred in November 2010, when she bumped into Weinstein at New York’s Standard Hotel at the High Line. Weinstein offered her a ride back to the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, where they both lived, she said.

At Weinstein’s insistence they had a nightcap in her apartment, she recalled.

“Things got very uncomfortable very fast,” de la Huerta told Vanity Fair. She described the first incident:

“Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away,” de la Huerta said. “Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid. . . . It wasn’t consensual . . . It happened very quickly. . . . He stuck himself inside me. . . . When he was done he said he’d be calling me. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”

The second incident happened a month later in December 2010, when de la Huerta said Weinstein surprised her in the lobby of her apartment building. She had been drinking and was terrified to see him, she recalled. Weinstein urged her to invite him into her place so they could talk, she said.

“I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig … he raped me,” she said.

Weinstein is currently facing criminal investigations by police in London, New York, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. His attorneys have denied claims that he engaged in nonconsensual sex and he has not been charged with any crimes.