Police in N.Y.C., London looking into Weinstein
• Police detectives in New York City and London are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein now that some 30 women have accused the Hollywood film producer of inappropriate conduct.
New York Police Department spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday investigators are reviewing files to see if anyone else reported being assaulted or harassed by him.
London police were also looking into a claim it received from the Merseyside force in northwest England. Merseyside police said the allegation was made a day earlier and concerned “an alleged sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.”
Also Thursday, another star went public with accusations against the 65- yearold media mogul. Kate Beckinsale said Weinstein tried to ply her with alcohol when she was just 17.
The actress wrote on Instagram: “When I arrived, reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe. I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him.”
Some 30 women — incl uding Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow — have said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. Weinstein was fired Sunday by The Weinstein Co., a studio he co-founded with his brother.
Some allegations involve conduct at hotels in Beverly Hills, but police there didn’t return calls. The Los Angeles Police Department has no open investigations.
Weinstein, t hrough a spokeswoman, has denied any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women.