A Manhattan grand jury is considering whether to charge fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein with sexual assault, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
“Subpoenas have been sent out by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to the disgraced movie mogul’s closest associates, compelling them to either testify or submit documents in lieu of taking the witness stand, sources said Friday,” The Post reports. “It’s unclear what case or cases are being considered by the grand jury.”
The report cites sources saying the panel may also be looking into possible embezzlement charges.
“Subpoenas were also issued for various records dating as far back as 2004, including phone records, emails and financial documents related to Weinstein, The Weinstein Company and other businesses he owned,” The Post reports.
The report adds: “Top prosecutor Joan Illuzzi — who spearheaded the sexual-assault and attempted-rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and recently won a murder conviction in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz — is handling the Weinstein case, sources said. The Strauss-Kahn case was ultimately dropped by prosecutors.”