- Actress Paz de la Huerta from “Boardwalk Empire” has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010.
- She told Vanity Fair that both times were in her apartment in New York City.
- De la Huerta has spoken to the New York Police Department, and a detective working on the case believes that there is enough evidence to make an arrest.
Actress Paz de la Huerta, who’s appeared in movies like “Enter the Void” and “The Cider House Rules,” and had a recurring role on “Boardwalk Empire,” has accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her two times.
In the weeks following a bombshell New York Times report, more and more women are coming forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein. But unlike many other accusations, de la Huerta’s could actually lead to Weinstein’s arrest, according to the NYPD.
De la Huerta spoke to Vanity Fair about her alleged experiences with Weinstein, which she said happened in November and December of 2010, just months after season one of “Boardwalk Empire” premiered on HBO. At the time, she was 26.
De la Huerta said that she ran into Weinstein, who she met when she worked on “The Cider House Rules” when she was 14, at the Standard hotel in November 2010 in New York City. De la Huerta said that Weinstein offered her a ride home to her Tribeca apartment, and demanded that she invite him up to her apartment for a drink.
“Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away,” de la Huerta said. “Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my 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. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”
De la Huerta also said a second assault happened in late December, just over a month after the first. She said that Weinstein, who had been calling her repeatedly, showed up in her apartment building lobby.
“He hushed me and said, ‘Let’s talk about this in your apartment,'” de la Huerta said. “I was in no state. 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.”
After this, de la Huerta said that Weinstein offered to put her in a play. He left her apartment, and she never heard from him again, she said.
Vanity Fair reported that de la Huerta has been interviewed by NYPD detective Nicholas DiGaudio, who is leading the Weinstein investigation.
Because de la Huerta’s allegations of rape happened after June 2006, they are within New York’s statute of limitations for rape in the first degree. DiGaudio confirmed to Vanity Fair that he has spoken with de la Huerta and other women about Weinstein.
“I believe based on my interviews with Paz that from the NYPD standpoint we have enough to make an arrest,” he said.
Police in London and Los Angeles are also looking into accusations against Weinstein.
Weinstein, through a spokesperson, “unequivocally denied” allegations of nonconsensual sex to Vanity Fair.
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