British police are investigating Harvey Weinstein over an 11th allegation of sexual assault. According to Scotland Yard, a woman reported the attack on 16 August, claiming it took place at an “unknown location in the early 1990s”.
Investigators confirmed that while no arrests or interviews under caution had yet been carried out, officers had travelled to America as part of their enquiries. However, they declined to comment on the case any further.
Weinstein is now being investigated for a total of 16 alleged assaults on 11 victims in the UK, alongside a number of sexual-assault claims in LA. He has also been charged with three counts of sexual assault in New York. In total, over 70 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, assault or rape.
In total, over 70 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, assault or rape
Scotland Yard began investigating Weinstein in October last year, when Merseyside Police passed on a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted by the producer in London in the 80s.
Since then, other women in the UK have come forward with similar allegations, including British actress Lysette Anthony, who claims she was attacked by Weinstein in her London home around a similar time. “He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack in my tiny hall and started fumbling at my gown,” she told The Sunday Times. “He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me.”
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex against him.