Harvey Weinstein Under LAPD Sexual Assault Investigation

Police say they have interviewed a “a potential sexual assault victim” about events in 2013

Last Updated: October 19, 2017 @ 3:17 PM

The LAPD has opened a sexual assault investigation involving Harvey Weinstein, who is also under investigation in New York and London.

“The Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein, which allegedly occurred in 2013. The case is under investigation,” public information officer Tony Im said in a statement Thursday.

The LAPD declined to elaborate any further on the case. The Los Angeles Times reports that an Italian model-actress met with police detectives for more than two hours Thursday morning. The Times said she provided a “detailed account” of her accusation that Weinstein sexually assaulted her at a hotel in 2013.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” his team has said in a statement. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

So far, six woman have accused Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts, but this is the case known to be under investigation in Southern California.

The new allegations could signal more legal trouble for Weinstein because they fall within the crime’s 10-year statute of limitations.

More than 40 women have come forward to level allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein