12 October 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recent reports regarding Harvey Weinstein have spurred the New York Police Department to open a criminal investigation, Variety has confirmed.

The NYPD released the following statement: “Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter. No filed complaints have been identified as of this time and as always, the NYPD encourages anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-tips.”

This follows several bombshell reports, starting with one in the New York Times on Oct. 5, which detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations. The situation escalated when the New Yorker published an expose on Tuesday in which alleged three accounts of sexual assault.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office had previously investigated Weinstein in 2015 after Ambra Battilana Gutierrez went public with claims that the mogul had touched her breasts and put »


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