New allegations by a well-known actress against Harvey Weinstein give authorities “the strongest case we’ve had that fits within the statute of limitations,” according to an NYPD source quoted by CNN, which reports that allegations by actress Paz de la Huerta that Weinstein raped her could result in criminal charges against the disgraced film mogul.
At a press conference today, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said de la Huerta’s case is credible because of her “ability to articulate each movement of the crime, where she was, where this happened.”
“The Manhattan District Attorney’s office told CNN they have a sex crimes prosecutor assigned to an ‘active investigation’ into the alleged incidents,” CNN reports. “De la Huerta, who has appeared in ‘A Walk to Remember’ and the HBO drama ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ alleges Weinstein raped her in her apartment on two separate occasions in 2010.”
The report adds: “In an interview with CNN, de la Huerta, 33, said she called the NYPD rape hotline last week to report the alleged assaults. De la Huerta and her attorney have since been working with detectives from the NYPD’s special victim’s unit and the district attorney’s office, she said.”