Veteran Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Katherine Kendall, Gwyneth Paltrow since an article was published on New Yorkers last year, reporting alleged sexual-miscount against Harvey. And he has been facing a long course of rebuke regarding sexual misconduct.
Weinstein has been accused of rape, assault and other forms of sexual misconduct and he had also opted for treated.
Manhattan-based Federal prosecutors have now launched a criminal probe into sexual-misconduct allegations against Weinstein, 66, The Wall Street Journal reports. The investigators are also examining whether the former producer "lured any women to travel with him on his trips for sexual purpose."
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Speaking to CNN, Weinstein's attorney Benjamin Brafman said Weinstein has met with federal prosecutors in Manhattan in "attempt to provoke them for proceeding" and will also continue to meet with the investigators on the issue over coming weeks.
Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in nonconsensual sexual acts,
Brafman told CNN.
Federal prosecutors in New York have started a sex-crimes investigation into Harvey Weinstein, report says https://t.co/5RLomwexTA
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An insider revealed to CNN, Harvey's case will be overlooked by a New York-based grand jury. Weinstein Weinstein is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in London, New York, and Los Angeles.