It appears that Weinstein may soon go from merely being a Hollywood outcast, to an actual criminal defendant.
According to Page Six, the NYPD is “prepared” to put the cuffs on Weinstein in connection with a rape allegation made by actress Paz de la Huerta, known for her turn as Lucy Danziger in the acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.”
Addressing reporters, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said, “She put forth a credible and detailed narrative to us. We then sought to garner corroboration — this happened seven years ago — and we found corroboration.”
“We have an actual case here,” he added.
Presently, Weinstein is in Arizona participating in a sex-addiction rehab effort. The fact he is out of state means that the DA’s office in New York will have to issue an arrest warrant in order to have Weinstein returned to the city.
An unnamed NYPD official said that if Weinstein was presently in the state of New York, he’d already be in custody.
“If Weinstein was in New York state, we just would have gone out and arrested him. We need for Vance [New York County DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.] to get the arrest warrant,” the official said.
According to De la Huerta, Weinstein raped her twice in 2010. She reportedly contacted NYPD on October 25 to share her story with detectives.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large