BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department acknowledged in a statement on November 21 that they are currently investigating 12 open sexual assault cases involving various members of the entertainment industry.
The department confirmed in a statement several weeks ago that they opened an investigation involving film producer Harvey Weinstein and director James Toback. The department has confirmed that both men are included in the 12 open cases.
Weinstein and Toback both came under fire last month after numerous sexual assault allegations were levied against them. Both men have denied all accusations against them. Weinstein was forced out of the production company he founded, The Weinstein Company and his wife, Georgina Chapman, left him after the revelations became public knowledge. Toback has been dropped by his agency.
Weinstein and Toback were the only two figures identified by name by the BHPD. The department has not publicly released any additional names or potential perpetrators or victims involved in the crimes being investigated.
Decades of alleged sexual harassment incidents were revealed in recent weeks by The New York Times and New Yorker magazine with several actresses including Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino, Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow, Minka Kelly, Kate Beckinsale and Angelina Jolie revealing details of incidents that transpired between them and Harvey Weinstein.
According to reports, Toback has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a slew of actresses including Julianne Moore, Rachel McAdams and Selma Blair. Actress Caterina Scorsone from the ABC hit series “Grey’s Anatomy” revealed on Tuesday, October 31 disturbing incidents with Toback. He is known for directing films like “Black And White,” and “Two Girls And A Guy” and has been accused of sexual harassment by 40 women, in a recent study conducted by The Los Angeles Times. Toback was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for the 1991 film “Bugsy.”
“The Beverly Hills Police Department has recently received multiple complaints involving Harvey Weinstein. These cases are under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. Anyone desirous of reporting a crime that occurred in the City of Beverly Hills should call (310) 288-2656.”
A similar statement was also released by the police department for James Toback.
Written By Dylan Gera and Donald Roberts