Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating seven assault allegations against producer

Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating seven assault allegations against producer

Claims of assault committed by the producer are also being looked into by police forces in America

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

UK authorities are investigating seven claims of assault allegedly committed by Harvey Weinstein from the 1980s to 2015.

While Scotland Yard did not name the producer expressly, it confirmed officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command were looking into seven claims as part of Operation Kaguyak – the official title for the Weinstein investigation.

The force has received 11 separate allegations of assault and Scotland Yard is understood to be looking into seven of them now, two of which are said to have occurred outside of the United Kingdom.

Metropolitan Police first confirmed an investigation into alleged sexual assault by the disgraced producer had been opened in early October, after Merseyside Police referred a claim to it.

As of the moment, no arrests have been made.

Allegations made against Weinstein are under investigation by police forces in Los Angeles and New York.

More than 80 women – including A-list actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie – have made claims of sexual harassment or assault against him.

The producer has denied all claims of sex which was not consensual.