Prosecutors considering first charges against Harvey Weinstein
Ty Lawson
Prosecutors are now considering bringing charges criminal against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said it was reviewing two sex crimes cases presented to prosecutors by Beverly Hills police detectives.
They are believed to be the first cases considered by prosecutors since dozens of women came forward to accuse the producer of sexual harassment and assault.
Harvey Weinstein / VCG‍ Photo

Harvey Weinstein / VCG‍ Photo

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced the development on Tuesday but did not discuss specifics of the allegations.
Spokesman Greg Risling said: “Two cases have been presented to our office by the Beverly Hills police department regarding Mr. Weinstein and are under review.”
More than 80 women — some of them prominent actresses — have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misdeeds spanning four decades.
The Beverly Hills cases are being reviewed by a task force established by District Attorney Jackie Lacey to handle any criminal complaints arising from the Hollywood scandal.
Bey Logan, former Weinstein Company Asia VP, accused of sexual misconduct. / AP Photo

Bey Logan, former Weinstein Company Asia VP, accused of sexual misconduct. / AP Photo

Beverly Hills Police Spokeswoman Lieutenant Elisabeth Albanese confirmed the cases had been handed over by the force. “We’re not releasing any details about the case until the review’s been completed by the DA’s office and they make a decision on whether or not they are going to file any charges,” she added.
The force previously announced it had received “multiple complaints” against Weinstein, 65, who has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. Police in New York and London are also investigating accusations against Weinstein.
In December, Bey Logan, a close friend of Weinstein who worked as Asia Vice President at The Weinstein Company was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior.  No charges have been brought against him.
(With inputs from wires)