Things aren’t looking very good for disgraced former movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. After news broke early this week that he has habitually assaulted women, his reputation has gone down the toilet.
Many Hollywood celebs and politicians have spoken out against him. He has been fired from his own company. And he’s being rejected by universities and other institutions that once praised him.
It looks like years of sexual harassment and abuse is finally catching up to the man. Yet things are getting worse, as the FBI is setting their sights on him.
From Daily Mail:
The FBI has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned.
DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul…
The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein was planning on heading to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears of a Roman Polanski-style situation where he dodges prosecution in the U.S…
The FBI can both look at whether he has committed any federal crimes in the U.S. and prepare extradition proceedings if he remains in Europe.
Among the allegations against Weinstein, which the FBI is expected to examine, is that he forced Lucia Evans, a student who wanted to be an actress, to perform oral sex on him in New York in 2004.
New York State has no statute of limitations on rape and criminal sexual acts – its legal term for forced oral or anal intercourse.
Indeed, on Wednesday evening the NYPD confirmed that they had opened an investigation.
Sexual crimes are particularly nefarious and, as you’d might expect, bring with them heavy penalties. Considering the length of time this was going on and the position of power Weinstein enjoyed—both in Hollywood and political circles—it’s no surprise that the FBI are getting involved.
The fact that some of these moments of sexual harassment occurred in multiple states, both New York and California, means that’s it’s even more likely that the federal government will mount the investigation.
Should they find ample evidence that he committed various crimes, the FBI and local law enforcement will go full steam ahead on a criminal prosecution.
It’s looking like that will happening, considering how many women have spoken out about Weinstein’s behavior. The feds won’t have any problem getting evidence for their case.
Source: Daily Mail