Manhattan DA Cy Vance is getting ready a legal case in opposition to embattled film mogul Harvey Weinstein to current to a grand jury, in response to a report.
Days after the NYPD introduced that detectives have been gathering proof in opposition to Weinstein for a potential rape cost, Vance is planning to current a case subsequent week and search an indictment in opposition to the fallen Hollywood honcho, in response to NBC New York.
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce mentioned Friday that investigators had interviewed “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta, who referred to as police on Oct. 26.
Boyce mentioned detectives discovered the story to be credible, and corroborated a number of particulars of her account.
“If this person was still in New York, and it was recent, we’d go right away and make the arrest,” Boyce mentioned Friday. “No doubt. But we’re talking about a seven-year-old case. And we have to move forward gathering evidence first.”
Last week, de la Huerta advised CBS News she was first raped in October 2010 after Weinstein gave her a experience house from a celebration.
She mentioned Weinstein insisted on having a drink in her residence, the place she mentioned he compelled himself on her.
De la Huerta mentioned Weinstein raped her once more two months later at her residence. She mentioned she had been ingesting and was not within the situation to present consent.
Boyce mentioned de la Huerta was capable of “articulate each and every minute of the crime, where she was, where they met, where this happened and what he did.”
Vance has come beneath fireplace for not pursuing a case in opposition to Weinstein in 2015 when an Italian mannequin got here ahead with fees in opposition to the filmmaker. Vance mentioned he didn’t have sufficient proof to prosecute.
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