Bri­tish po­lice probe as­sault claim in­volv­ing We­in­stein

SCAN­DAL: US film mogul linked to al­leged sex at­tack in Lon­don in 1980s

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - NINA MASSEY

Bri­tish po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­le­ga­tion of sex­ual as­sault in­volv­ing US film pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein from the 1980s, sources said.

Mersey­side Po­lice said it had re­ceived a re­port at 8.40am on Wed­nes­day of an al­leged sex­ual as­sault in the Lon­don area in the 1980s, and re­ferred it to Scot­land Yard.

A spokesman for the Metropoli­tan Po­lice said: “We can con­firm the Met was passed an al­le­ga­tion of sex­ual as­sault by Mersey­side Po­lice on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 11.

“The al­le­ga­tion will be as­sessed by of­fi­cers from Child Abuse and Sex­ual Of­fences Com­mand.”

Mean­while, po­lice in New York have opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into We­in­stein, it has been con­firmed.

The New York Po­lice Depart­ment will con­duct a re­view to de­ter­mine if there are ad­di­tional com­plaints and has en­cour­aged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

De­tec­tive Sophia Ma­son, of the NYPD, told the Press As­so­ci­a­tion: “Based on in­for­ma­tion ref­er­enced in pub­lished news re­ports, the NYPD is con­duct­ing a re­view to de­ter­mine if there are any ad­di­tional com­plaints re­lat­ing to the Har­vey We­in­stein mat­ter.

“No filed com­plaints have been iden­ti­fied as of this time ... ”

The po­lice re­view fol­lows al­le­ga­tions of rape made by three women against the movie mogul in an ar­ti­cle in the New Yorker and a string of sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions from women who worked with him, with model and ac­tress Cara Delev­ingne and Kate Beck­in­sale the lat­est stars to speak out.

Ear­lier, the dis­graced pro­ducer told re­porters “I’m not do­ing OK” but “we all make mis­takes” as he was filmed on cam­era for the first time since the scan­dal broke.

We­in­stein was filmed leav­ing his daugh­ter’s house in Los An­ge­les.

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages.

US film pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated in Amer­ica and Bri­tain over a string of al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual as­sault, which he de­nies.

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