British police are investigating three new allegations regarding sexual abuse against movie farmer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman.
In another setback to the Hollywood titan after he was spewed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, France’s president said Sunday he was working to annul Weinstein’s prestigious Legion of Honor award.
In the new British charges, London’s Metropolitan Police force said Sunday that the status of women reported being assaulted in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015. The make said officers from its Child Abuse and Sexual Offenses Command are investigating.
The woman’s name has not been made publicly available. The push likewise did not specify Weinstein, in keeping with its policy of not relating suspects who have not been charged.
But it said the allegations involve a man against whom another accusation was done Wednesday. That alleged assault — reported to have has just taken place in west London during the late 1980 s — also is being investigated.
British actress Lysette Anthony says she to be submitted to police on Wednesday that Weinstein abused her in her west London home in the late 1980 s.
Anthony, 54, who appears on the British soap opera “Hollyoaks, ” told the Sunday Times newspaper that Weinstein raped her in the late 1980 s after establishing up at her London home. She said she was left find “disgusted and embarrassed” after the attack.
“It was feeble, revolting, ” she was quoted as saying in a Thursday interview. “I recollect lying in the soak later and crying.”
Dozens of women have made allegations of unprofessional behavior and aggression against the movie mogul in recent epoches, some dating back decades. Weinstein repudiates non-consensual sexual activity.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Discipline took the virtually extraordinary gradation Saturday of repealing Weinstein’s membership.
It said it did so “to send a message that the period of willful foolishnes and atrocious complicity in sexually predatory behaviour and workplace molestation in our manufacture is over.”
Weinstein, who backed numerous British movies including “Shakespeare in Love” and “The King’s Speech, ” also has been suspended by the British cinema academy.
The fallout from the multiplying accusations against Weinstein too echoed in France on Sunday. French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “started the procedures” to annul Weinstein’s Legion of Honor award.
Rescinding the honor is rare, although it also happened to another American: shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Weinstein was given the esteemed French awarding in 2012 by then-President Nicolas Sarkozy after the French movie “The Artist” earned multiple Oscars.
Weinstein’s company made the movie, and he prophesied in an interview with The Associated Press at the time that it would augur a new “golden age” of French cinema.
French actresses are among those who have accused Weinstein of sex wrongdoing , notably during his numerous expressions at the Cannes Film Festival.
Macron said he wants to speed up procedures for investigating and indicting unprofessional behavior in France to encourage more females to come forward.