×

NYPD ‘Has A Lot of Information’ on Weinstein Investigation, Readies Arrest

In a press conference on Wednesday, the New York Police Department’s Chief of Detectives said they have gathered significant evidence in the rape and sexual abuse case against Harvey Weinstein.

“We are still accumulating evidence, it’s going very very well,” NYPD chief Robert Boyce said. “We have a lot of information, we have people who are getting ready to go to grand jury.”

When asked for next steps, Boyce said it is up to the Manhattan district attorney what happens next, as “it’s his case right now.”

An unnamed police official told The Daily Beast that the department is ready to go ahead with the arrest as soon as it gets the okay from Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance.

The district attorney’s office said it had no comment at this time.

The investigation came to the NYPD after an October report by actress Paz de la Huerta, who publicly said Weinstein raped her twice in 2010. Lucia Evans also publicly recounted a time in 2004 when she met the mogul as a college student and he forced her to perform oral sex, telling her story to NYPD’s Special Victims Unit.

Detectives have since been dispatched to Los Angeles and Paris to interview a number of Weinstein’s victims, while also seeking phone, business and medical records. Simultaneously, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is reviewing five additional cases against Weinstein, two brought by the Beverly Hills Police Department and three from LAPD.

Weinstein has repeatedly denied allegations against him, despite many women in the entertainment industry claiming years of harassment, abuse and rape. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has previously investigated Weinstein in 2015, after a model accused him of groping her, only to back off from filing a criminal charge.

More Biz

  • Bert Salke and Jennifer Salke

    Feds Looked Into Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke in College Admissions Scandal

    Federal investigators looked into Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke and her husband, Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke, as they conducted a sprawling probe of cheating in elite college admissions, a source close to the case told Variety. It does not appear, however, that prosecutors will charge the Salkes in the case. The Salkes [...]

  • Variety Cord Cutting Placeholder Cable

    Big Blackout Looms as CBS, AT&T Go Down to Wire on Renewal Talks

    A blackout affecting CBS stations in major markets throughout the country looms as CBS and AT&T executives go down to the wire on negotiations for a retransmission consent deal covering 28 O&O stations. The sides have sparred publicly during the past few days as 11 p.m. PT Friday expiration of the previous contract approached. AT&T [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business WGA ATA Agent

    ICM Responds to WGA Packaging Lawsuit: Claims are 'Baseless' and 'Absurd'

    ICM Partners has asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed against four major talent agencies by the Writers Guild of America as part of the larger war between agencies and the guild over packaging fees on TV series and movies. The guild sued ICM, CAA, WME and UTA in California state court in April, [...]

  • New York City NYC Placeholder

    CityFM Podcast Takes a Deep Look at New York’s Music Scene (Listen)

    First among the many projects listed at the beginning of New York Music Month in June was a WNYE radio show and podcast called CityFM that promised to “explore the city’s music culture, emerging artists and trends, and upcoming events told through the lens of what’s happening around the city in Summer 2019.” And while [...]

  • Live Nation Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Live Nation)

    Live Nation Confirms Placing Tickets Directly on Secondary Market at Artists’ Request

    Representatives for Live Nation, the world’s largest live-entertainment company and owner of Ticketmaster, confirmed that it bypassed conventional channels and directly placed thousands of concert tickets on the secondary market upon artists’ request, in an article published in Billboard. In a statement shared with Variety, the company acknowledged that it has facilitated the transfer of [...]

  • Costume designer Michele Clapton

    Costume Designers Fashion a Plan to Fight for Pay Parity in Upcoming Contract Talks

    The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 is gearing up to fight for pay equity in its 2021 contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, establishing a pay-equity committee to raise awareness of the scale disparity between the mostly female CDG membership and the mostly male membership of the Art Directors Guild Local [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content