Scotland Yard Adds Three Sexual Assault Claims to Harvey Weinstein Investigation

London police previously announced investigation into claims of an assault that took place in the 1980s

Last Updated: October 15, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

Sexual assault investigators at Scotland Yard are adding three more claims of rape to their investigation of Harvey Weinstein, the Metropolitan Police announced Sunday.

According to The Guardian, police are investigating allegations from a woman claiming Weinstein sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions between 2010 and 2015. This is in addition to an earlier allegation received by police this past Wednesday of an assault committed by Weinstein in the 1980s.

The latest investigations come following Weinstein’s expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awarded him an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999 as a producer for “Shakespeare in Love.” In a statement, the Academy said the votes in favor of expelling Weinstein were “well in excess of the required two-thirds majority.”

The investigation also comes as The Sunday Times published an interview with actress Lysette Anthony, who said that Weinstein had befriended her in 1982, but then assaulted her in the late 1980s.

“What you have to understand is that no one turned down an opportunity to meet Harvey Weinstein. No one,” she said. “By then I’d just given up. I knew I was powerless and at least I wouldn’t have to do much. I was just a body, young flesh. It wouldn’t take long and no one knew.”

A representative for Weinstein did not immediately respond to The Wrap’s request for comment, but has said that, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

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