What to Know
- A grand jury has convened in New York to hear evidence in the case against Harvey Weinstein, sources say
- The NYPD has said they had enough evidence to charge him in the alleged sex abuse of Paz de le Huerta and Lucia Evans
- Weinstein's attorneys have said he denies any claims of non-consensual sex
A grand jury in New York has been convened and witnesses are being called in connection with sex abuse allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, several sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News.
The sources say that a state grand jury in Manhattan will hear evidence in the Weinstein case which is being presented with witness testimony and other evidence.
A spokesperson for the Manhattan D.A.'s office declined to comment but did say earlier in the day that the case is in "an advanced stage."
It's not clear when the grand jury might decide whether or not to indict.
The NYPD for months has been calling for Weinstein's arrest, saying they had enough evidence to charge him in the alleged sexual abuse of Paz de la Huerta and Lucia Evans. An attorney for both women did not immediately return calls.
Weinstein's attorneys have said he denies any claim of non-consensual sex.
At least 75 women have come forward in the media to detail accounts of assault, harassment and inappropriate conduct by Weinstein. It's not clear how many have gone to police.