Police file investigations against Harvey Weinstein

More than 30 women have accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
More than 30 women have accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Photo credit: Getty

Three months after initial allegations of sexual misconduct, police have submitted two investigations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Beverly Hills Police Department presented two potential sex crime cases against the disgraced movie mogul for review by the LA County District Attorney's office.

The DA's office will decide whether or not to press charges against Weinstein.

In October 2017, The New York Times published an article in which multiple women accused the film producer of sexual harassment. 

More allegations surfaced in the days and weeks following the article, with more than 30 women having accused Weinstein of harassment, assault or rape at present. He was fired from his own production company and was reportedly treated for sex addiction at a rehab facility.

Weinstein's downfall began a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful members of the entertainment industry, in what has become known as 'the Weinstein effect' or 'the reckoning'.

People such as Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Jeffrey Tambor and Louis CK were accused of sexual harassment or assault, effectively ending their highly successful careers.

Other high-profile figures who resigned or were fired over allegations included TV hosts Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, Democratic senator Al Franken and photographer Terry Richardson.

On January 1, 2018, 300 women in Hollywood announced Time's Up, a campaign to combat sexual harassment in the workforce.

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