Harvey Weinstein investigation grows as more women come forward

  • There are now two credible allegations of sexual assault that have been filed with the NYPD involving Harvey Weinstein says a senior official
  • Officials are now probing the two incidents, which both occurred over 10 years ago
  • There is no statute of limitations on rape, criminal sexual act or aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree in the state of New York 
  • One of these complaints was filed by Lucia Evans, who alleges that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 at his office
  • It was revealed that Weinstein assembled a team with close ties to the the DA’s office back in 2015 when police began investigating his groping of a model
  • ‘Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,’ said his spokesperson last week 

The New York Police Department is now probing two separate allegations of sexual assault involving disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

A senior law enforcement official told NBC News that these complaints were filed in the past week with NYPD officials, who previously investigated the Hollywood executive in 2015 following allegations that he groped Italian model Ambra Battilana.

The incidents both occurred over 10 years ago and have been deemed credible by the department according to the senior official, who also noted that this does not mean either of these allegations will result in criminal charges being filed against Weinstein. 

A law enforcement source told DailyMail.com that one of these complaints was filed by Lucia Evans, who told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 at his office.  The identity of the other individual is not known at this time. 

There is no statute of limitations on rape, criminal sexual act or aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree in the state of New York.

The state legislature signed a bill eliminating a statute of limitations for first-degree sexual offenses back in 2006, having previously had a five-year statute for all rape and sexual assault cases.

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