Harvey Weinstein, U.S. film producer, questioned by police over groping allegations
No charges laid against the 63-year-old American movie mogul
Harvey Weinstein was reportedly questioned by police Saturday after a woman accused the American film producer of inappropriate touching during a meeting New York, law enforcement officials told the New York Times.
The unnamed 22-year-old told police that she met with Weinstein on Friday at the Tribeca Film Center, where the 63-year-old movie mogul has offices.
She told police that Weinstein asked her if her breasts were real before groping her, an official said.
No charges were laid against Weinstein, who voluntarily accompanied detectives to a Manhattan police precinct for questioning.
"We are co-operating fully with the authorities and are confident that we will be fully vindicated," said Weinstein's representative, Ken Sunshine, in a statement. "We will have no further comment."
According to the Times report, the pair met for the first time on Thursday night at an event at the Radio City Music Hall before they exchanged emails.
"They did not know each other," an unnamed law enforcement officials told the Times. "She didn't know him and he didn't know her; there is no indication she knew who he was."
As the co-founder of the entertainment company Miramax and co-chair of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful movie producers and film studio executives in Hollywood.
The married father of two has produced hundreds of well-known titles, including:
- Pulp Fiction.
- Shakespeare in Love.
- Django Unchained.
The Manhattan district attorney's office is still investigating the allegations, officials said.