Manhattan DA to Indict Harvey Weinstein on Rape Charges Next Week

NEW YORK- NOVEMBER 15 Harvey Weinstein speaks with reporters at a press conference announcing The Weinstein Company's deal with Blockbuster Inc. for exclusive rights to rent theatrical movies and direct-to-video titles

NEW YORK- NOVEMBER 15 Harvey Weinstein speaks with reporters at a press conference announcing The Weinstein Company's deal with Blockbuster Inc. for exclusive rights to rent theatrical movies and direct-to-video titles

The New York Police Department said Friday that it has a credible rape allegation against the Oscar victor.

On the heels of a New Yorker report about Harvey Weinstein's employment of investigators and ex-Massad agents to bury his predatory behavior, law enforcement entities in New York City are preparing to make their move.

According to reports, the Manhattan district attorney plans to seek an indictment of the disgraced filmmaker next week in regards to actress Paz de la Huerta's credible claims that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Joan Vollero said late Tuesday "We are not commenting on the investigation or any timeline".

She described one alleged incident that occurred after Weinstein offered her a ride home.

"In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women", the article opens.


"He pushed me on the bed ... and it happened all very suddenly", de la Huerta told Vanity Fair in an interview this month. I felt afraid. It wasn't consensual. He stuck himself inside me. He's like a pig ... She said he raped her again in December 2010 after coming to her apartment.

Boyce said detectives found the story to be credible, and corroborated several details of her account. He added that the NYPD has issued subpoenas.

Though many in Hollywood have said that Weinstein's abuse was an "open secret" in the industry, the possible indictment comes after New York Times and New Yorker reports detailed dozens of allegations.

Sallie Hofmeister, a representative for Weinstein, told the Times that Weinstein "unequivocally denies allegations of nonconsensual sex".

Weinstein has been fired from his film company, kicked out of the Producers Guild and separated from his wife since the news first broke in early October.

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