05 November, 2017
Speaking at a news conference at Police Headquarters in Lower Manhattan on Friday afternoon, officials told The New York Times they were gathering evidence with an eye toward preparing a warrant to arrest Weinstein, whose representatives have said is undergoing therapy outside of New York.
The 33-year-old met the disgraced Oscar victor at a party in October, 2010, and the pair shared a ride home together, she told CBS News.
The first happened after the movie mogul gave her a lift home from a bar and the second when he turned up at her apartment.
Ms De La Huerta told Vanity Fair Magazine that she first met Mr Weinstein when she was 14 and the attacks took place when she was 26. Just before Christmas that year, she alleges, he showed up in the lobby of her apartment building.
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The Times and The Telegraph report the accuser is "Paz de la Huerta, 33, who appeared in the USA television series Boardwalk Empire", and "alleged both attacks took place in her own home about a month apart".
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said investigators have interviewed actress Paz de la Huerta.
"I was in no state", she said. "We are actively investigating them", Sergeant Brendan Ryan, an NYPD spokesman said Thursday. Vance's office said the NYPD's investigators did not consult prosecutors in the sex crimes unit before arranging the meeting that led to the recording.
Weinstein has not commented on the latest allegations, but has repeatedly denied accusations of non-consensual sex.
"We are aware of the sexual assault complaints".