UK police receive sexual assault claim from 10th woman

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Police in the UK are now investigating sexual assault claims made by 10 women against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday that its probe had been widened following a complaint made on 8 February, relating to an alleged sexual assault in central London in the mid-1990s.

It takes the total number of complaints made to the Met about the movie mogul to 15.


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Seven of the 10 women to have come forward did so in October, when allegations against the 65-year-old first surfaced.

No arrests have been made as part of the investigation, which is known as Operation Kaguyak.

Police in New York and Los Angeles are also investigating complaints against Weinstein, with dozens of women having accused him of sexual assault or harassment in recent months.


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Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie are among the Hollywood stars to have gone public with their accusations.

Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.

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On Monday, it emerged that The Weinstein Company’s board of directors are to file for bankruptcy protection after last-ditch talks to sell its assets collapsed.

They had been searching for a financial saviour since the allegations against Weinstein, who co-founded the film studio 13 years ago, began to emerge.



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