Police in the United Kingdom is investigating sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein from seven women.
Officials say the allegations stem from separate incidents that occurred between the 1980s and 2015 throughout the U.K.
Two of the women say Weinstein sexually assaulted them during the 1980s, and several of the unwanted sexual advances took place in Westminster and Camden, England between 2012 and 2015. So far, no one has been arrested in relation to the U.K. allegations and there are no further details from London police regarding the reports.
This investigation, being called Operation Kaguyak, is the latest in a slew of sexual assault and rape allegations against the 65-year-old, U.S. movie producer from women inside the movie and acting industries.
Since famed actresses, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd first released their stories regarding Weinstein unwanted sexual advances to the NY Times Oct. 5th, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Holly and Gwyneth Paltrow and a growing list of other international actresses have come forth with stories of Weinstein trying to force them into sexual favors.
Harvey Weinstein has since been banned by the Producers Guild of America and was fired from the board of his own company, the Weinstein Company. As well The British Film Institute withdrew a fellowship it awarded Weinstein in 2002.
Rose McGowan says Weinstein’s lawyers initially offered her $US1 million to remain silent regarding his sexual misconduct, which she turned down Oct. 4th.
At first Weinstein “unequivocally denied” any sexual misconduct against the actresses and a slew of other aspiring actresses who have now come forward. He later apologized for his behavior and any “pain” he had caused.