NYPD Detectives in L.A. Working On Harvey Weinstein Investigation
In early November, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters his people have an "actual" case.
At least two New York City police detectives are in Los Angeles working the department's investigation into Harvey Weinstein, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The exact nature of what detectives are examining or who they may be talking to is not clear.
The NYPD opened an investigation into the disgraced movie mogul in early October. Weinstein has been accused by numerous women of sexual assault, not only in New York, but also in L.A., Beverly Hills and London. Authorities from all those locations have opened cases into Weinstein.
Around the time the New York investigation was announced, Weinstein hired Blair Berk, a West Hollywood-based attorney who has also represented Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Kiefer Sutherland and Kanye West.
In early November, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters his people have an "actual" case.
"We are happy with where the investigation is right now. Mr. Weinstein is out of state, so we would need an arrest warrant to arrest him. So, right now we are gathering our evidence. We continue to do so every day," Boyce said at the time. "This is a collaborative effort between us and the district attorney of New York. So we'll work together to get this done."
Subpoenas have been issued, he added.
"I am not going to deny that we don't have probable cause [to make an arrest], but I will say we have an actual case going forward," Boyce told reporters. "If this person was still in New York and it was recent, we would go right away and make the arrest. No doubt. But we are talking about a seven-year-old case, and we need to move forward gathering evidence first."
Weinstein, fired from his own company and ostracized from Hollywood, has been in Arizona to seek treatment. He has denied any wrongdoing. His accusers now total more than 70 women.