New York, London, and Los Angeles police conducting criminal investigations
Police in New York, London, and Los Angeles are reportedly conducting investigations into sexual assault charges involving disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Legal experts expect the various law enforcement offices to share information and leads.
In their article, “Weinstein inquiry: police departments likely to join forces, experts say,” the Guardian reports:
Detectives in several cities investigating Harvey Weinstein for sex crimes are likely to be collaborating as they build evidence and assess whether the film producer can be arrested and charged, experts believe.
Investigators in New York, London and Los Angeles have opened criminal cases against Weinstein in the last six weeks, as the disgraced producer faces lawsuits on both sides of the Atlantic following a flood of accusations of sexual misconduct.
. . . . “There is a lot of pressure on here,” said the New York attorney Jeanne Christensen, who is not involved in the NYPD case but has spoken to people familiar with it, “because they are accused of giving Weinstein a pass [in 2015]. A lot of political pressure. But by all indications, they are taking the case very seriously.”
Christensen is a partner at Wigdor Law, a New York firm that regularly represents victims of sexual assault or harassment, especially in employment cases. She said it was possible investigators in different cities were coordinating and sharing information.
The NYPD and a team in the New York DA’s office led by a senior sex crimes prosecutor are working on the case together, Vance spokeswoman Joan Vollero said, while declining further comment.
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