What to Know
- The NYPD says it's investigating two new allegations of sex assault against Harvey Weinstein, dating back over 10 years
- Dozens of women have gone public with accusations of sex assault against Harvey Weinstein following recent published reports
- Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co. and expelled from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following the allegations
The NYPD is investigating two credible allegations of sexual assault made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the matter tells NBC News.
The official noted that the two allegations currently under investigation are different from a 2015 NYPD investigation that was ultimately not prosecuted by the Manhattan district attorney.
The two allegations date back over 10 years, the official says. While these accusations may be credible, the official noted that it does not necessarily mean that they may be actionable regarding possible criminal charges.
One of the allegations made to the NYPD was outlined in last week's New Yorker article, the official says.
In addition, the NYPD has received three calls alleging inappropriate or unseemly behavior by Weinstein outside of the NYPD's jurisdiction. Those calls have been referred to the appropriate agencies in those jurisdictions as appropriate, the official says.
However, the official noted that the allegations were about unseemly behavior and not necessarily criminal behavior.
A message was left with Weinstein's attorney in Los Angeles.
The NYPD said last week they were taking a fresh look into sex assault allegations against Weinstein and trying to determine whether there were any additional complaints against Weinstein.