Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is hit with a new accusation that he forced a woman to perform oral sex on him in a Manhattan nightclub in the mid-90s
- A 61-year-old woman, whose identity has not been reported, called in the alleged incident to the NYPD earlier this month
- NYPD detectives are investigating the allegation as a first-degree criminal sexual act, which has no statute of limitations for prosecution
- Weinstein, 68, was convicted of rape and sexual abuse in February and is now serving a 23-year sentence in a New York state prison
- The disgraced movie mogul awaits trial in Los Angeles, where he faces 11 additional rape and sexual assault charges involving five women
Disgraced and imprisoned former producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in a Manhattan nightclub in 1995 or 1996.
NYPD detectives are investigating the new accusation against the disgraced movie mogul, who’s currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual abuse, police sources told the Daily News.
A 61-year-old woman reported the decades-old incident to a hotline for the NYPD’s Special Victims Division. The Daily News did not identify the woman.
Police are investigating the allegation as a first-degree criminal sexual act, which has no statute of limitations, the Daily News reported.
Harvey Weinstein faces a new accusation from a woman who told the NYPD that the imprisoned former movie mogul forced her to perform oral sex on him in a Manhattan nightclub in 1995 or 1996
The woman, now 61, made the accusation against Weinstein via a hotline for the NYPD’s Special Victims division in October. Detectives are investigating the allegation as first-degree criminal sexual activity
That would mean Weinstein could still be prosecuted over the decades-old accusation, even as he faces 11 rape and sexual assault charges involving five women in Los Angeles.
He has an extradition hearing scheduled for December 11 with prosecutors in Los Angeles County.
Weinstein was convicted in February in Manhattan Supreme Court of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act.
A jury decided he was guilty of two charges that dated back several years.
A former production assistant on the Weinstein-produced ‘Project Runway,’ Mimi Haleyi accused the disgraced mogul of forcibly performing oral sex on her in a SoHo apartment in 2006
Jessica Mann testified that Weinstein raped her during an encounter in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013. Mann was then a hairdresser and aspiring actress
The fallen Hollywood producer was found to have forced oral sex on Mimi Haleyi, a production assistant on the Weinstein-produced Project Runway, in a SoHo apartment in 2006.
He was also convicted of third-degree rape over an encounter with hairdresser and aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013.
At his trial, actress Annabella Sciorra testified that Weinstein raped her in the 1990s, though he was not charged over that accusation.
In 2015, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance declined to bring charges against Weinstein after he was allegedly taped apologizing to Italian model Ambra Battilana when she asked him why he had touched her breasts the previous day.
Weinstein is now serving a 23-year sentence in Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y.
In 1979 Weinstein founded with his brother Bob Weinstein the indie film distribution company Miramax.
The company released some of the biggest independent box office successes of the 1990s, including ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ for which Weinstein won an Academy Award.
At Weinstein’s trial, actress Annabella Sciorra testified that the former producer raped her in her apartment in the 1990s
With his company Miramax, Weinstein [shown here in 1994] was behind some of the biggest successes in independent film during the 1990s. Weinstein won an Academy Award for ‘Shakespeare in Love’ in 1999
As he racked up success in Hollywood, rumors of his coercive sexual behavior became punchlines in primetime sitcoms and comedians’ routines.
In 2017, over a dozen women came forward and accused the mogul of sexual abuse, precipitating what would quickly become the #MeToo movement.
Weinstein has denied any accusations of nonconsensual sex.
The NYPD, and a spokesperson for Weinstein, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.