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NYPD cops may fly to LA to talk to Weinstein sex assault accusers

NYPD detectives may fly to Los Angeles next week to interview women who say they were sexually assaulted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a police source said.

Since the Weinstein scandal broke, police have opened two investigations, one for a 2004 incident in which then-aspiring actress Lucia Evans accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex in his Tribeca office, and another focused on an incident in which he allegedly committed a forcible sex act on a woman more than 10 years ago, police sources said.

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Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Thursday that “several” calls to police have alleged wrongdoing by Weinstein outside of New York City.

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NYPD investigators have already been out of state to conduct “interviews with witnesses and victims,” the source said. More interviews could take place in Los Angeles depending on how the investigation proceeds in the next few days, the source said.

Former actress Heather Kerr, accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred, spoke about being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein during a press conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 20, 2017. Kerr, whose acting credits include "Facts of Life" and "Mama's Family", told reporters that during a meeting in his office, he exposed his genitals to her, grabbed her hand, and forced her to touch him. "He told me this was how things worked in Hollywood and all of the actresses that had made it, had made it this way," Kerr continued. "I felt so powerless," she said. "I didn't think anyone would believe me. I was nobody. Why would they believe me?" She eventually quit acting because of the experience.

Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Thursday that “several” other calls to police have alleged wrongdoing by Weinstein outside of New York City. Police in other states and overseas have been forwarded that information, Boyce said.

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