CBS News reports tonight that Paz de la Huerta, then a film actress who would go on to recur on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, said in a phone interview that the former Weinstein Company co-president raped her twice in late 2010.
The Manhattan district attorney has also assigned a senior sex crimes prosecutor to the case, working in collaboration with NY police, his office confirmed.
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.
Speaking to Vanity Fair on Wednesday, de la Huerta described being "terrified" of Weinstein, who she said assaulted her and then left her in a state of shock.
"I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, 'I don't want to do this, '" de la Huerta told Vanity Fair. The disgraced movie producer, 65, showed up at her building after repeatedly calling her, according to the publication.
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Investigators in London and California were also looking into allegations made by women, but no other department has suggested allegations could result in criminal charges.
The actress's claims are very similar to ones shared by many among the more than 60 women who have come forward accusing Weinstein of assault, harassment, or rape.
Robert Boyce said the alleged victim "put forth a credible and detailed narrative". "But we're talking about a 7-year-old case. The investigation is on-going". She had been drinking and was not in a condition to give consent, CBS reported the actress said.
"He's like a pig", de la Huerta told the magazine. "As this is an active investigation, we will not be commenting further".
In a statement his representative said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein".
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