Forces in We­in­stein probe

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BRI­TISH and US po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions in­volv­ing the film pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein – as an ex­ec­u­tive at Ama­zon was drawn into the scan­dal.

The movie mogul is fac­ing a litany of ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment and as­sault from some of film’s big­gest stars, with Kate Beck­in­sale be­com­ing the lat­est Bri­tish celebrity to speak out. Scot­land Yard said de­tec­tives from a child abuse and sex­ual of­fences unit will be look­ing into an al­leged sex­ual as­sault in the Lon­don area in the 1980s. The New York Po­lice De­part­ment has also opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Mean­while, ac­tress Rose McGowan made a se­ries of claims in sev­eral tweets to Ama­zon chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Jeff Be­zos. She claimed she had told the stu­dio re­peat­edly of We­in­stein’s be­hav­iour. Ama­zon said stu­dio head Roy Price had been put on leave of ab­sence “ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately”.

A PRANK al­most proved fa­tal when a 28-year-old man swal­lowed a dover sole he had caught. The man had been jok­ing around with the 14cm fish on Boscombe pier near Bournemouth in Dorset and put it over his mouth but it jumped down his throat – caus­ing a com­plete block­age. Para­medic Matt Har­ri­son said: “I have never at­tended a more bizarre in­ci­dent – but we’re all so glad the pa­tient has no last­ing ef­fects from his car­diac ar­rest, which could so eas­ily have had such a tragic and dev­as­tat­ing out­come.”

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