NYPD asks to quiz 3 – Brits open a probe


New York Daily News - - DAILY NEWS - Ndil­lon@ny­dai­lynews.com Nancy Dil­lon, Thomas Tracy and Gra­ham Ray­man


TMZ said he planned to re­main there un­til mov­ing to a rehab on Fri­day.

“He wasn’t sui­ci­dal,” a source close to We­in­stein told the Daily News af­ter Los An­ge­les cops vis­ited his daugh­ter’s house Wed­nes­day morn­ing fol­low­ing a 911 call. “It was a to­tal mis­un­der­stand­ing.”

The source said We­in­stein’s adult daugh­ter was “frayed” from her dad’s spi­ral­ing sex abuse scan­dal and got wor­ried when he “tried to slip out” sud­denly on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

“She later said she over­re­acted,” the source said.

Mean­while, a re­view of We­in­stein’s per­sonal fi­nances re­vealed he bought a fourstory sin­gle-fam­ily brick town­house on quiet Bank St. in the West Vil­lage for $14.95 mil­lion in 2006 with no record of a mort­gage — mean­ing he likely paid cash.

Since then he’s taken out three sep­a­rate mort­gages on this prop­erty, which city tax records now list as worth an es­ti­mated $17 mil­lion, records show.

He paid off a $1 mil­lion mort­gage taken out in 2012 by re­fi­nanc­ing with a $6 mil­lion mort­gage in May 2014. He then took out a sec­ond mort­gage, this one for $4 mil­lion, in April, records show.

That fi­nal loan came from Ti­tan Cap­i­tal ID LLC, a lender that spe­cial­izes in pro­vid­ing so-called “bridge” loans at higher in­ter­est rates to wealthy clients who have sub­stan­tial as­sets but need quick cash.

We­in­stein also has law en­force­ment on his back.

NYPD de­tec­tives have reached out to at least three women who claimed in re­cent me­dia re­ports that We­in­stein sex­u­ally abused them. Scot­land Yard also launched a probe into al­le­ga­tions from an­other wo­man, who claims she was abused by We­in­stein in the 1980s.

And the LAPD is con­sid­er­ing its own probe into We­in­stein, Dead­line Hol­ly­wood re­ported. UN­DER AT­TACK from Repub­li­cans for say­ing he’ll only do­nate a por­tion of the cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions he re­ceived from for­mer Hol­ly­wood mogul Har­vey We­in­stein, Gov. Cuomo Thurs­day af­ter­noon de­cided to shed all of the tainted funds. The de­ci­sion came just hours af­ter he de­fended his orig­i­nal de­ci­sion to do­nate the $50,000 he re­ceived from We­in­stein in the past year, but not the more than $61,000 given dur­ing his pre­vi­ous cam­paigns for gover­nor and at­tor­ney gen­eral dat­ing back to 2006. In a state­ment Thurs­day af­ter­noon an­nounc­ing the sud­den about-face, state Demo­cratic Party Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Basil Smikle called it “shame­ful that some have sought to use this mat­ter to score po­lit­i­cal points, but the real is­sues are far too se­ri­ous to al­low any dis­trac­tion to over­take them.” Smikle then asked: “Will the Repub­li­cans ac­cept the sup­port of a Pres­i­dent who him­self dis­re­spected, de­meaned, and ha­rassed women?” NYPD DE­TEC­TIVES have reached out to at least three women who claim dis­graced movie mogul Har­vey We­in­stein sex­u­ally abused and ha­rassed them, po­lice sources said Thurs­day.

Scot­land Yard launched a probe into al­le­ga­tions from an­other wo­man, who claims she was abused by the cor­pu­lent creep in the 1980s.

And the LAPD is con­sid­er­ing its own in­ves­ti­ga­tion into We­in­stein in Los An­ge­les, Dead­line Hol­ly­wood re­ported.

The al­leged vic­tims con­tacted by NYPD spe­cial vic­tims in­ves­ti­ga­tors are among the ac­cusers who sur­faced in bomb­shell ar­ti­cles in The New York Times last week and The New Yorker this week ac­cus­ing We­in­stein, 65, of abuse, the source said.

“We ran their names to see if they had re­ported any­thing against We­in­stein in the past, but they hadn’t,” the high-rank­ing source said. “We are now reach­ing out to them to see if they want to make a com­plaint against him.”

The source added that more women will prob­a­bly come for­ward over the next week.

Joan Vollero, a spokes­woman for the Man­hat­tan district at­tor­ney’s of­fice, said pros­e­cu­tors are pre­pared to look into any al­le­ga­tions that emerge.

“The Man­hat­tan DA’s of­fice in­tends to jointly par­tic­i­pate with our part­ners in the NYPD in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into any po­ten­tial vic­tims of this in­di­vid­ual,” the spokes­woman said.

In me­dia in­ter­views, three women claimed they were in New York when We­in­stein sex­u­ally ha­rassed or abused them.

With Greg B. Smith Kenneth Lovett

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