Actress Paz de la Huerta Alleges Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice, NYPD Investigating – Variety

Actress Paz de la Huerta has levied new allegations against disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, alleging in Vanity Fair that he raped her twice in 2010.

When asked about de la Huerta’s allegations, Sgt. Brendan Ryan of the New York Police Department told Variety in a statement, “We are aware of the sexual assault complaints. We are actively investigating them. The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on the case. The investigation is on-going.”

The first instance, de la Huerta said, was in November of that year. Weinstein allegedly offered her a ride home to her Tribeca apartment, where de la Huerta said Weinstein demanded to come inside and have a drink.

“Things got very uncomfortable very fast,” she said. She told the publication that Weinstein then started to kiss her, and after she tried to brush him away, he pushed her onto the bed, with his pants down, and lifted up her skirt.

“I felt afraid… It wasn’t consensual… It happened very quickly… He stuck himself inside me… When he was done he said he’d be calling me,” she said. “I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”

De la Huerta said the second assault happened just more than a month later, in December. Weinstein had apparently repeatedly called her since the first alleged assault, and drunkenly showed up at her building lobby, insisting that they go to her apartment, de la Huerta described.

“I was in no state,” she said. “I was so terrified of him… I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig… He raped me.”

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De la Huerta has appeared in several movies and in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

De la Huerta follows dozens of women who have come out against Weinstein alleging sexual harassment or assault. Weinstein is under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department, and British police recently widened their investigation into the former producer, looking into 11 separate incidents of alleged assault.

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