Though myriad women have come forward with their experience of being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, a litany of settlements has made it confusing as to the exact legal repercussions the ostracized Hollywood movie mogul faces.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the New York City Police Department has two open cases of sexual misconduct against Weinstein, with both London police and Beverly Hills law enforcement confirming they too are pursuing cases against him.
ABC News reported actress Lucia Evans, who revealed her experience with Weinstein in The New Yorker exposé, is one of the alleged victims named in one of the New York cases. The other woman’s name was not revealed.
Evans told The New Yorker that Weinstein exposed himself to her during a meeting in 2004 and forced her to perform a sexual act on him.
“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t,’” Evans told The New Yorker. “I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him.”
“Neither case is subject to the statute of limitations,” the source told ABC News.
A source told ABC News that detectives traveled to Montreal to speak to a witness and were considering going to Los Angeles to talk to others.
Beverly Hills Police acknowledged Tuesday that they were investigating complaints against the disgraced film mogul. The department said they were was also investigating complaints against writer-director James Toback, who has been accused of sexual harassment by dozens of women.
Overseas, Weinstein was also being investigated in the United Kingdom. Sky News reported that London’s Metropolitan Police was now investigating allegations against Weinstein by seven women over incidents that reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015.
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