London police have reportedly opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein over an sexual abuse allegation in the UK, multiple reports have said.
The alleged assault took place in London, but the claim was made by a woman currently living in the Liverpool area, the Telegraph said.
In a Thursday statement, Merseyside Police confirmed it received a report on Wednesday morning detailing an alleged sexual assault which took place in London in the 1980s, and that it had passed the case on to the Met.
A spokesman for the Met told Business Insider it had received the case from Merseyside Police, but declined to name anyone involved.
The spokesman wrote: “Can confirm the Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation of sexual assault by Merseyside Police on Wednesday, 11 October. The allegation will be assessed by officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.
“The Met does not identify any person who may, or may not be, subject to an investigation. Being given this statement is not a confirmation of any name or profession media may attribute, or wish to attribute.”
The reports came on the same day the New York Police Department confirmed it was opening a criminal investigation into Weinstein based on information referenced in recent news reports.
Over the past week, more than two dozen women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted or intimidated by Weinstein over the past few decades. The film producer has “unequivocally denied” all allegations of “non-consensual sex.”
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