Sex outrage by Harvey Weinstein targeted by cops: LAPD seeks prosecution


The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted for review by prosecutors three cases of alleged sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein could be hauled to court soon.

No other details were released.

The cases come after two cases involving accusations against Weinstein were referred by the Beverly Hills Police Department late a year ago.

She said the team included specialist sex crimes prosecutors who would review cases to determine if criminal charges were warranted.

The D.A.'s office is also considering two other cases against Weinstein that were submitted by the Beverly Hills Police Department.

According to Variety, the cases likely center around accusations the Democratic super-donor raped an Italian model inside a Los Angeles hotel in 2013.

Over the past few months, Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, with several alleging sexual assault.

Accusations of sexual assault have continued to pour in since an expose in The New Yorker Magazine previous year brought to light decades of an abuse culture in the entertainment industry and has paved way for a wider look into more sectors where it is present and persists. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed "lewd acts" in 2015.

With the case handed over by the LAPD on February 1, there is no timeline on when that review will be completed or what outcomes it may have besides prosecution. Weinstein has repeatedly denied having any non-consensual sex.