(NEW YORK) — The NYPD is now looking for anyone else who may have been sexually harassed or abused by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
ABC News confirms detectives from the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit will review Weinstein’s background to “identify and locate and interview any potential victims” of the disgraced movie producer, in the wake of the cascade of allegations against him, some of which are alleged to have taken place decades ago.
The investigation will include looking into various recent public allegations against Weinstein. Victims are also being encouraged to come forward and talk to detectives.
However, police will not re-open the 2015 investigation into claims made by model Ambra Gutierrez that Weinstein groped her. The New Yorker first reported that story, which included Gutierrez making an audio recording of Weinstein, as part of the NYPD investigation, in which he admits to groping her. Officials declined to prosecute the case, and the two-year statute of limitations has expired.
In what may be related news: overnight, actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended for allegedly violating their rules. McGowan revealed the news on her Instagram, adding quote, “There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice.”
McGowan’s been a fierce Weinstein critic online. The New York Times reports she reached a 100-thousand-dollar settlement with Weinstein after a hotel room encounter with him 20 years ago.
Also Wednesday, Police were called to the Los Angeles home of Weinstein’s daughter, Lily, in what’s said to have been a dispute between the 22-year-old and her father. Police remained at the house for about 30 minutes before departing. They wouldn’t comment on the nature of the dispute, other than to confirm no arrests were made, no crime reported, and there were no signs of attempted suicide, as some had speculated.
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