NYPD asks to quiz 3 – Brits open a probe
‘WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES,’ HE SAYS
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.
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