The New York Police Department is gathering evidence behind a rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, whocould be facing arrestas a result.
BREAKING: NYC police say they have a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, are gathering evidence for possible arrest.— AP Eastern U.S. (@APEastRegion) November 3, 2017
The development comes after allegations from actress Paz de la Huerta, who says Weinstein sexually assaulted her multiple times.
“I was so terrified of him” she toldVanity Fair in an article published Thursday. “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.”
De la Huerta told investigators Weinstein forcefully raped her after 2006. That’s of particular interest to authorities, as it falls within the statute of limitations for New York.
“I believe based on my interviews with Paz that from the NYPD standpoint we have enough to make an arrest,” detective Nicholas DiGaudio, who is leading the department’s Weinstein investigation, told the outlet.
Dozens of women have come forward withstories accusing the film mogulof sexual harassment and assault. Police in Los Angeles and London have also opened investigations into allegations against Weinstein. Onewoman in Londontold authorities there Weinstein assaulted her as recently as 2015, while the Los Angeles Police Departmentis looking into an incident from 2013.
Weinstein isreportedly in rehab in Arizonaat the moment, meaning that even if NYPD has compelling enough evidence for an arrest, it’s unlikely an arrest is imminent.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.