The NYPD is searching for evidence against Harvey Weinstein.
From The NY Post: The NYPD has Harvey Weinstein back in its sights — dispatching detectives to search for evidence against the disgraced movie mogul whose been accused of rape and sex assault by at least three women, The Post has learned.
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce on Wednesday ordered investigators in the Special Victims Division “to endeavor to identify and locate and interview any potential victims” of the disgraced movie producer, a high-ranking police source said.
“He’s a super predator. His conduct shows he’s been at this a long time, and he’s a professional at it,” another police official said. “He’s been at this so long, there’s no way there are not other victims out there. Imagine how many promises he’s made to these young women who were trying to make it into the industry.”
Boyce’s directive followed a blockbuster report by the New Yorker magazine, which on Tuesday published accusations from three women who accused Weinstein of raping or otherwise sexually abusing them.
One of the women, Lucia Evans, said she was a Middlebury College student and aspiring actress when Weinstein approached her at the since-shuttered Cipriani Upstairs club in Soho in 2004. Evans, now 34, said she later accepted an assistant’s invitation to meet Weinstein at his office, where he raised the possibility of casting her in a movie.
“At that point, after that, is when he assaulted me,” Evans said. “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t….He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”
Although New York at the time had a five-year statute of limitations for prosecuting felony sex crimes, the incident is covered by a 2006 law that removed that restriction, officials said.