The LAPD paid a visit to the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein, today after a model/actress from Italy accused him of rape. The LAPD tweeted today that they’re in the process of interviewing a potential victim of sexual assault that involves Harvey. You can see the tweet below.
According to a report from the LAPD, the 38-year-old actress asked to remain unidentified due to a fear of retaliation and concern for the well being of her children. The woman in question met with detectives for two hours this morning, Thursday, October 19th.
The woman claims that Harvey, 65, assaulted her at the Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel in February of 2013. Officials are currently investigating Harvey for the accusations levied against him.
#LAPD Robbery Homicide Div has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in 2013. Investigation ongoing
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 19, 2017
The model claimed that Weinstein showed up “without warning” in the lobby of the hotel before he went up to her room. When he arrived, “he asked questions” about the woman and “became aggressive” and demanded to see her naked.
After, he grabbed her by the hair “and forced (her) to do something (she) did not want to do.” He then dragged her to the bathroom and raped her according to the accuser.
She added, “I barely knew this man. He made me feel like an object.” Additionally, the New York Times stated that the actress is well-known in her home country of Italy where she appeared in Italy’s version of Vogue and Italian movies.
The woman lives with her children in California now. The alleged crime falls within the state’s 10-year statute of limitations, and Harvey could face prosecution if the evidence is there.
As you may already know, more than forty women claimed that Harvey demonstrated some misconduct against them including harassment, rape, assault, and coercion. After the Times blew open the case, Harvey left his company, and his wife of ten years broke up with him.
The former Hollywood executive claims that all interactions were “consensual.”