Harvey Weinstein Will Not Face Criminal Charges for Alleged Model Groping
"The criminal charge is not supported," says the Manhattan DA's office.
Harvey Weinstein will not face criminal charges in the wake of model Amber Battilana's claim that he groped her at the Tribeca Film Center in March, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
"This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our sex crimes unit," Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., said in a statement. "After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, the criminal charge is not supported."
Twenty-two-year-old Battilana filed a police report against Weinstein last month, claiming he groped her breast during a private meeting at the Tribeca Film Center.
Battilana said she had just met Weinstein the previous day at a Radio City Music Hall social event, where they exchanged emails. Weinstein produced the current spring show at the venue, New York Spring Spectacular.
Battilana reportedly stopped cooperating with authorities in the past week, after being interviewed by the DA's office on April 1.