NYPD Reportedly Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein, Just Waiting on District Attorney's Support 


It looks as if the long overdue interruption of Harvey Weinstein’s rehab vacation might actually arrive sometime soon. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that the New York Police Department is ready and willing to arrest Weinstein for felony sexual assault. That’s according to an unnamed police official, who told the Beast on Tuesday, “We’re ready to go with an arrest.”

In that case, why hasn’t Weinstein been arrested? Apparently, the NYPD is waiting on the approval of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who must ultimately decide whether Weinstein gets indicted.

When asked for comment, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the New York Daily News this week, “We are still accumulating evidence,” then referred the reporter to Vance’s office, saying, “It’s his case right now. I would ask you to ask him what his schedule is.” A police source told the NYDN that the DA office’s investigation is ongoing, and Vance’s people did not return request for comment.

Police sources told the Beast that the NYPD, which has been investigating five sexual assault accusations against Weinstein, is finding one case among them to be particularly compelling.

One of these cases was brought by Lucia Evans, who alleged in an October New Yorker article that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Another of the victims whose claims the NYPD are investigation is actor Paz de la Huerta, who claimed in Vanity Fair this November that Weinstein raped her in 2010.

The other three cases against Weinstein being investigated in New York city are reportedly still developing.

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