×

NYPD Gathering Evidence to Arrest Harvey Weinstein Over Latest Rape Allegation

The latest sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein could lead to criminal charges, the New York Police Department said in a press briefing on Friday.

Actress Paz de la Huerta came forward on Thursday, alleging that the disgraced mogul raped her twice in 2010. On Friday, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce called Huerta’s story “credible,” and revealed that police is gathering evidence to issue an arrest warrant for Weinstein.

“She put forth a credible and detailed narrative to us. We then sought to garner corroboration — this happened seven years ago — and we found corroboration,” Boyce told reporters. “We have an actual case here.”

Boyce went so far as to add that if the allegations were more recent and if Weinstein was still in New York, “we would go right away and make the arrest.” However, Boyce explained, Weinstein is currently out-of-state in voluntary rehab, so the Manhattan District Attorney would have to secure an arrest warrant.

“Right now, we are gathering our evidence. We continue to do so every day,” Boyce said. “This is a collaborative effort between us and the district attorney of New York. So we’ll work together to get this done.”

On Thursday, Vanity Fair published an article in which de la Huerta detailed two alleged assaults at the hands of Weinstein. In the first alleged rape, in November 2010, de la Huerta said Weinstein gave her a ride home to her Tribeca apartment. There, de la Huerta alleged, he demanded he come inside and have a drink, and then assaulted her.

“I felt afraid… It wasn’t consensual… It happened very quickly… He stuck himself inside me… When he was done he said he’d be calling me,” she said. “I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”

The “Boardwalk Empire” actress said Weinstein repeatedly called her afterward and then just over a month later, in December, drunkenly appeared in her building’s lobby, insisted that he be invited to her apartment, and allegedly raped her again there.

Popular on Variety

More Biz

  • Overall View of the Rose Bowl

    One Dead, One Injured in Rose Bowl Parking Lot Shooting

    One person was killed and another was injured Saturday night following a shooting in a Rose Bowl parking lot, the Pasadena police confirmed. According to a statement from the police department, police responded to reports of a physical altercation and shots fired at 11:22 p.m. near the area of Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street, where [...]

  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicity Huffman Issues Apology After Receiving Prison Sentence: 'There Are No Excuses'

    Felicity Huffman issued a long statement of apology on Friday after receiving a two-week prison sentence for paying to illegally boost her daughter’s SAT score. In the statement, Huffman, in addition to saying  she accepts the court’s decision, acknowledges and apologizes to other parents fighting to get their children into college. Along with the prison [...]

  • Actress Felicity Huffman (C-L) and her

    Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison in SAT Cheating Case

    Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for the crime of paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Judge Indira Talwani also ordered her to serve 250 hours of community service and a year of probation, and pay a $30,000 fine. The sentence came as a surprise, as Talwani had [...]

  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER

    Rihanna Sings (Briefly), Pharrell and DJ Khaled Rock the Mic at Star-Studded Diamond Ball

    In just five years, Rihanna’s Diamond Ball has become one of the music industry’s biggest events of its kind, nearly on the level of the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. While there are several dazzling charity events with equal starpower and often-unique performances, what makes the Diamond Ball different is, obviously enough, Rihanna’s supernova aura and [...]

  • Amber Heard Seeks Info on Johnny

    Amber Heard Seeks Info on Johnny Depp's Arrests and Substance Abuse

    Amber Heard is asking Johnny Depp to turn over records related to his arrests and drug treatment, as her lawyers defend her from a $50 million defamation suit. Depp filed suit in March, accusing his ex-wife of tanking his career by writing a Washington Post op/ed alluding to her domestic violence allegations against him. Heard [...]

  • David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS

    David Nevins: CBS-Viacom Merger to Create 'Virtuous Eco-System' for Content

    CBS and Viacom leaders are looking for opportunities to create a “virtuous eco-system” for content that can prosper across the various platforms of the two companies that are set to merge by year’s end. That was the sentiment shared by David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS and chairman-CEO of Showtime Networks, during a Q&A [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content