New York police say there is evidence to support Weinstein arrest

New York police say there is evidence to support Weinstein arrest
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New York City Police say an unidentified person has made a credible rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and they are gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.

Reuters requests for comment from Mr Weinstein's representative and his lawyer were not immediately answered.

Deputy Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told a news conference that the alleged victim "put forth a credible and detailed narrative".

"We have an actual case here," Mr Boyce said. He said the police department became aware of the accusation on October 25.

Mr Boyce said it was a seven-year-old case and "we have to move forward gathering evidence".

Mr Boyce said that because Mr Weinstein was out of state the police department would need a court-ordered warrant for any arrest.

A number of women have claimed that Mr Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades.

Mr Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.

Reuters.