The NYPD Is Ready To Arrest Harvey Weinstein. Will District Attorney Cy Vance Let Them?


The NYPD is ready to arrest Harvey Weinstein will district attorney Cy Vance finally agree to let them? the NYPD is prepared to call her Harvey Weinstein for felony sexual assault a senior police official told The Daily Beast ready to go with an arrest the official said yesterday afternoon the NYPD is awaiting only a nod from Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance earlier in the day Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce was asked during a wide-ranging press availability about the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Weinstein boys replied that the detectives are still gathering evidence in the case end it is going very very well boys then suggested that questions regarding the next step would be best addressed to Vance I would ask you to ask him boys said The Daily Beast did ask we will decline Avance spokesman said when asked for comment according to police sources the NYPD has been investigating five separate sexual assault allegations against Weinstein one case is said to be particularly strong the NYPD does not name sex crime victims but the victim in this instance has spoken for publication about the alleged assault as she recounted in a 2017 New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow Lucia Evans was a college student interested in an acting career when she met Weinstein at the Cipriani upstairs nightspot in the summer of 2004 Weinstein offered her professional guidance and she imagined that was his intention she arrived at his office for a daytime meeting as Evans subsequently recounted to Farrow and two detectives from the NYPD's Special Victims Unit Weinstein made his real purpose clear when he forced her to perform oral sex I said over and over I don't want to do this stop don't she told Pharaoh he's a big guy he overpowered me the SVU has also been speaking to actress paz de la Huerta who told Vanity Fair that Weinstein threw her down on a bed and raped her in 2010 detectives found both women believable the Evans case is apparently the stronger of the two the other three cases involving Weinstein are said to be still developing in the case involving Evans one hurdle the SVU defectives reportedly faced was a reluctance on her part to deal with Vance's office one reason for Evans hesitation may have been Vince's failure to authorize the SVU to arrest Weinstein for groping amber of battle Ana Gutierrez in 2015 Vance's office declined and left that victim all the more vulnerable to be smeared by the press even though Gutierrez had immediately reported the incident and had subsequently recorded Weinstein making what amounted to a confession I won't do it again Weinstein can be heard telling bad Elana implicitly admitting he had done it to her before in defending the decision not to prosecute chief assistant de Karen Friedman Agni Philo actually sought to blame the detectives saying that before making the recording they should have first consulted with the seasoned prosecutors in her office while the recording is horrifying to listen to what emerged from the audio was insufficient to prove a crime under New York law which requires prosecutors to establish criminal intent Agni

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