Police investigating rape claims against Harvey Weinstein

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NY police are gathering evidence with an eye toward preparing a warrant to arrest Harvey Weinstein on rape charges.

Detective Nicholas DiGaudio believes there's enough evidence from "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta to arrest Weinstein on charges of forceful rape in New York City. He also said that detectives had corroborated parts of her account, the Associated Press reported. "No doubt", Boyce said of Weinstein. "We're happy with where the case is right now. And we have to move forward gathering evidence first".

De la Huerta told CBS News that the first rape occurred in October 2010 after Weinstein gave her a ride home from a party, insisted on having a drink in her apartment and forced himself on her.

Following the alleged assaults, de la Huerta says she entered a very dark period, drinking to excess and slipping into depression.

Then two months later, Weinstein showed up at her building and they went upstairs before he attacked her again, according to the actress.

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The update comes shortly after Beverly Hills authorities became the fourth police department to launch a probe into claims made against the movie mogul.

Her allegations come after more than 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse.

"We are aware of the sexual assault complaints". Vance's office said the NYPD's investigators did not consult prosecutors in the sex crimes unit before arranging the meeting that led to the recording. Weinstein, 65, has previously denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. Rosenthal is considering bringing charges against Weinstein.

Writers Megan Twohey and William K. Rashbaum wrote that they learned from three people versed on the matter (who wished to remain anonymous) that "the office of the United States attorney for the Southern District of NY is examining whether fraud occurred when the money went to a theater that had staged a musical produced by Mr. Weinstein".

The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney's office on the case.

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