Cops join We­in­stein cho­rus line

Sunshine Coast Daily - - WORLD NEWS - – INM

DIS­GRACED movie mogul Har­vey We­in­stein is now the sub­ject of crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions on both sides of the At­lantic as the num­ber of women ac­cus­ing him of sex­ual as­sault or ha­rass­ment ap­proaches 40.

Af­ter po­lice in New York con­firmed they were re­open­ing an al­le­ga­tion of sex­ual as­sault from 2004 and it was claimed the FBI had started its own probe, the Metropoli­tan Po­lice in Lon­don said it was also look­ing into an al­leged as­sault said to have been car­ried out by We­in­stein (pic­tured) 30 years ago.

Kate Beck­in­sale is the lat­est to ac­cuse the 65-yearold film pro­ducer of ha­rass­ment, say­ing she man­aged to avoid his ad­vances when she was just 17 by telling him she had school the next morn­ing.

Through a spokes­woman, We­in­stein has de­nied all the al­le­ga­tions lev­elled at him.

But he has been fired from his com­pany, Mi­ra­max Films, headed to Ari­zona for ther­apy and his Bri­tish wife has left him.

A week ago, the New York Times re­ported his com­pany had al­legedly been forced to pay eight women to set­tle sex­ual ha­rass­ment ac­cu­sa­tions.

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