As everyone now knows,Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least 40 women. It was only a matter of time before more women gained enough courage to expose him of other unknown happenings. That is exactly what has been occurring over the past few days, including a major accusation that, if true, will put Harvey Weinstein in the slammer for a very long time.
Per TMZ, the LAPD has launched a criminal investigation into a new report by an unknown Italian model/actress on Thursday. The woman alleges that Weinstein raped her 4 years ago in February 2013 at the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival, and has decided to come forward amid the allegations dozens of other women have recently reported.
She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.
The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, “I’m not going to f*** you. I just want to talk.” She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.
The women reported that she begged him to stop, but Weinstein allegedly continued for up to 45 minutes and then he immediately left. She said she reported it to her priest, a friend, and a nanny, but was too scared to go to authorities because of all implications at the time. TMZ was told by LAPD that they are currently investigating.
Things are getting even worse for Weinstein as this still appears to be only the tip of the iceberg for what is left to come. How many more women are out there who haven’t yet come forward? What a mess!