Justice may be finally coming for Harvey Weinstein. It is being reported from multiple sources the LAPD has sent 3 cases to the DA
Barely a week after Actress Uma Thurman told the New York Times about being sexually assaulted by Weinstein, the Wrap is reporting that Los Angeles police have sent three sexual assault cases involving Weinstein to the DA’s office. The escalation comes three months after the DA’s office announced the launch of a task force tackling sexual assault cases in Hollywood. The task force is focused on cases involving Weinstein and director James Toback. Both men have been accused of assaulting, harassing and groping literally hundreds of women.
Stars Coming Out
Multiple stars have come forward to tell their stories about Weinstein. Selma Hayek is quoted as saying:
“[The New York Times] contacted me to be a part of the first story and already by this contact, there was all this turmoil and I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it,” the Mexican actress recalled, as reported by BuzzFeed. ”And then I felt ashamed that I was a coward. I was supporting women for two decades but I couldn’t do this. I thought of my daughter. I thought of the shame.”
Uma Thurman has also come forward and claimed that Weinstein assaulted her as well. She said in an interview with Maureen Dowd:
“I knew him pretty well before he attacked me,” she said of Weinstein, explaining that he deliberately groomed her while they worked together on Pulp Fiction, the film that rocketed Thurman, Tarantino, and Weinstein’s Miramax films to the forefront of American cinema in the 1990s and aughts. “He used to spend hours talking to me about the material and complimenting my mind and validating me. It possibly made me overlook warning signs. This was my champion. I was never any kind of studio darling. He had a choke hold on the type of films and directors that were right for me.”
A spokesperson for Weinstein stated:
“Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass 25 years ago at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals, after a flirtatious exchange in Paris, for which he immediately apologized and deeply regrets,” the spokesperson said. “However, her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue.”
Let’s hope this dirt bag is put behind bars. People in power think they can do what they want because they are above the law, it’s time to set some examples and put people away for good.