Cops join Weinstein chorus line
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.