The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has started an investigation against Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been accused by several women of sexual abuse and harassment. Some of these women have even raised rape allegations against Weinstein.
So, the LAPD has officially started an investigation against Weinstein. Reportedly, the investigation was triggered by a complaint filed by a model, who accused Weinstein of rapping her in 2013. The model told officials that the rape took place at a hotel. The woman’s name was not revealed. It has only been claimed that she is an Italian model/actress, who is 38 years old. Allegedly, the woman decided to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation and to be able to protect her children.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the model is “well-known in Italy, where she appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue and as an actress in Italian films.” The same publication reported that the woman said that the incident happened at a hotel in Beverly Hills. Allegedly, it occurred after she attended the 8th Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest. According to the model after meeting her, Weinstein invited her to his hotel room.
The woman said that she refused the invitation, but after midnight Weinstein appeared in the lobby of her hotel. He asked her to invite him to her room, but once again she refused and told him she would only meet him downstairs. However, Weinstein did not agree and he was soon knocking on her door.
“‘I’m not going to [have sex with] you, I just want to talk,'” the woman said Weinstein told her. “Once inside, he asked me questions about myself, but soon became very aggressive and demanding and kept asking to see me naked.” The woman said that she started crying and asked him to let her go. “He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me,” she said.
“He acted like nothing happened,” the woman went on to say. “I barely knew this man. It was the most demeaning thing ever done to me by far. It sickens me still. … He made me feel like an object, like nothing, with all his power.” The woman said she was scared and regretted that she didn’t call the police when it happened.