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LA police investigate Harvey Weinstein rape allegation

An Italian actress has made another sexual assault allegation against the movie mogul.

Harvey Weinstein has faced a string of sex abuse claims.
Harvey Weinstein has faced a string of sex abuse claims. AP

Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by police in Los Angeles after an allegation of rape.

An Italian actress and model told the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Thursday that she was raped by the Hollywood producer in a hotel near Beverly Hills in 2013.

Weinstein has faced a string of sex abuse claims from people across the entertainment industry, with police in the USA and UK investigating claims.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said: "The LAPD robbery and homicide division has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein, which allegedly occurred in 2013."

In other developments in the story:

  • Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o accused Weinstein of harassment
  • Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing allegations about Weinstein long before dozens of women came forward

In London, the Metropolitan Police is investigating five allegations against Weinstein made by women made five allegations, spanning from the late 1980s to 2015, while New York Police are also "reviewing records" but "no official complaint reports have been identified" again the producer.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Eva Green and Lea Seydoux are among a wave of stars who have made complaints about past sexual assault by Weinstein, while actress Rose McGowan said Weinstein had raped her.

Weinstein, who has been fired from his position at The Weinstein Company and this week resigned from its board, has "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex.

Since the allegations emerged he has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts the prestigious Oscars, and has had his membership with The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) suspended.

His British wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, has also announced she is leaving him.

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o accused Weinstein of harassment.
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o accused Weinstein of harassment. AP

On Thursday, Lupita Nyong'o claimed the "predator" pressured her into massaging him in his bedroom in 2011 when she was a drama school student.

"Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants," the actress, who won best supporting actress for 12 Years A Slave, wrote in The New York Times.

"I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that."

Elsewhere, director Quentin Tarantino, who has worked closely with Weinstein for more than two decades, apologised for not taking action sooner, The New York Times reported.

"I knew enough to do more than I did," Tarantino told the newspaper.

Quentin Tarantino has worked closely with Weinstein for years.
Quentin Tarantino has worked closely with Weinstein for years. AP

"I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard," he added. "If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him."

The Pulp Fiction director, 54, said he "knew he did a couple of these things", adding that it was "impossible" anyone close to Weinstein did not.

The report stated that among the cases Tarantino was aware of, was actress Rose McGowan reaching a settlement with the producer.

Tarantino, who has worked with Weinstein on films ranging from 1992's Reservoir Dogs to 2009's Inglourious Basterds, called for Hollywood to stop tolerating despicable actions by men.

"We allowed it to exist because that's the way it was," he said.

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