Los Angeles prosecutors review three sex assault accusations against Weinstein


The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted three cases alleging sex crimes by Harvey Weinstein to prosecutors for possible charges, a police spokesman confirmed to NBC News.

It's unclear at this time if that stipulation will apply as Weinstein is accused of alleged sexual misconduct and assault throughout many years of his career as a movie-making tycoon.

The DA's office launched a sexual abuse task force to evaluate cases involving Weinstein and other high-profile figures, such as director James Toback.

Representatives for the Los Angeles Police Department declined immediate comment on the three cases cited by the District Attorney's Office.

L.A. police sent the case to the DA's office on February 1. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed "lewd acts" in 2015.

Weinstein, 65, has denied non-consensual sex with anyone and Reuters has not been able to independently confirm the allegations.

It is for the district attorney to decide whether any criminal charges should be filed.

The Weinstein scandal, which first hit last October in a shocking New York Times exposé, was the catalyst for the #MeToo, and later the Time's Up, movement.

USA Today noted in December that 84 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of crimes or inappropriate behavior that they rebuffed. The super-producer was subsequently fired from the company he co-runs with brother Bob and ostracized by Hollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole.

Upton said that after her first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign in July 2010, Marciano forcibly grabbed her breasts and started fondling them, insisting that he was "making sure they're real" when she pushed him away.