Scotland Yard receive more Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations 1 year ago

Scotland Yard receive more Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations

The news follows Uma Thurman's account of being sexually assaulted.

Deadline have reported that Scotland Yard has received more allegations of sexual assault involving Harvey Weinstein.

Two more formal assault complaints have been registered with the authorities, bringing the total number of complaints to police in the UK to 14 from nine different women.

The latest allegations were made to UK police on November 13, although they have only just become public.

A representative from Scotland Yard told Deadline: “On 13 November an allegation was received that the man sexually assaulted a woman (Victim 9) in Westminster in 2011 and outside the jurisdiction of the UK in 2010. The second allegation will be passed to the relevant police force in due course.” The victim has not been named.

The allegations are being investigated by Scotland Yard’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences unit, using the Operation Kaguyak codename.

At present, police in the UK and LA are looking into various allegations of sexual assault that were made from women with the dates ranging from the early 1980s to 2015. No arrests have been made and Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

This news follows Uma Thuram's detailed account in The New York Times of how Weinstein "did all kinds of unpleasant things" to her. The article includes comments from Weinstein through a spokesman admitting he had propositioned Thurman but denied threatening her career.

“Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making a pass at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals in Paris. He immediately apologise," Weinstein's spokesman said.