BEVERLY HILLS—Eight new sexual assault cases against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein are under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, officials announced on Thursday, December 26.
Four of the cases come from the Beverly Hills Police Department and the other four are from the Los Angeles Police Department. Two of the cases were submitted within the last month and have not been previously reported. The cases are under review and official charges have not been filed.
The DA’s office has been reviewing cases involving Weinstein for the past two years. The BHPD submitted two cases involving Weinstein in January 2018. The LAPD submitted three investigations after the BHPD. Since August 2018, the District Attorney’s Office has not given an update on any of the Weinstein cases.
One of the cases involves an Italian model who accused the director of raping her at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel in February 2013. Detectives interviewed the model in the fall of 2017 and submitted the case to the District Attorney’s Office for review. The case was the first related to Weinstein to transpire in Southern California. At the time, the case was sent to the DA, multiple complaints against Weinstein started to surface.
The model claims that Weinstein forced his way into her hotel room after having a brief interaction with her during the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest in 2013. She alleges that while in her hotel room, Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him and raped her.
According to law enforcement officials, the Italian model never reported the incident. Investigators discovered that she did tell three people including her priest of the assault back in Italy.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex with her. He is scheduled to stand trial January 6, 2020 for raping a woman in a Manhattan hotel in 2013. He is also accused of a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. Weinstein has pled not guilty to both charges lodged against him.