LAPD Investigating Harvey Weinstein Over Rape Accusation

The Los Angeles police department confirmed Thursday that it is investigating allegations that film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted an Italian model and actress in 2013, the Lost Angeles Times reported. Weinstein is already being investigated by police in New York for two sex crimes and in London for allegations made by three other women. Most of the accusations that could lead to criminal charges against the Hollywood mogul are more than a decade old, but this new allegation falls within the legal 10-year statute of limitations. Defense attorney Dmitry Gorin, a former L.A. sex crimes prosecutor, said this new probe could “open the door to a prosecution if the evidence exists.”