Los Angeles Police Department Sends Three Harvey Weinstein Cases to the DA


Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, speaks at the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York December 5, 2012.

The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted for review by prosecutors three cases of alleged sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The decision to press charges against Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment or adult by more than fifty women over a period of four decades, is now in the hands of District Attorney of Los Angeles County Jackie Lacey.

Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct or assault, is also being investigated by police in NY and London.

British police are investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against Weinstein, according to various media reports.

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Weinstein is also facing criminal investigations in NY and London.

The DA's office launched a sexual abuse task force to evaluate cases involving Weinstein and other high-profile figures, such as director James Toback.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein did not immediately respond to requests for comment and an attorney for the producer could not immediately be reached for comment.

As previously reported, the Los Angeles DA's office is also considering two cases submitted to it by the Beverly Hills Police Department as well. Weinstein has repeatedly denied having any non-consensual sex. That led the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscar awards, to expel Weinstein.