Eight More Sexual Assault Cases Have Been Added to the Harvey Weinstein Investigation
Published Dec 27, 2019Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein may be deluded into thinking he has helped women in Hollywood more than anyone else, but the reality is that he's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80 women. Today, eight more sexual assault cases have been added to the official investigation.
As the Guardian reports, prosecutors in Los Angeles now have an additional eight cases on their plates after the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments each brought a respective four new cases forward.
As of now, Los Angeles district attorney's office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said no charges have been filed based on the new allegations. Details of the new allegations have not yet been revealed.
Weinstein is slated to appear in court on January 6 on charges of rape and sexual assault concerning three women. Earlier this month, a tentative global settlement was reached. It would split $25 million USD among two dozen of Weinstein's accusers. The deal would not require Weinstein to pay out of pocket, nor would he have to admit wrongdoing.
Since then, former model Kaja Sokola filed suit against Weinstein under New York's Child Victims Act, claiming he sexually abused her when she was 16. She added that the tentative settlement was not "fair or just."