Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the Met Police over a allegation of a sexual assault from the 1980s
British police are investigating Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein over alleged sexual abuse in the UK, it emerged this afternoon.
Scotland Yard is said to be reviewing an allegation against the movie mogul which was passed to it by Merseyside Police yesterday.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘We 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 is no indication the allegation relates to child abuse.
A spokesman for police in Liverpool said: ‘Merseyside Police can confirm a report was received at 8.40am on Wednesday of an alleged sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s. The report has been referred to the Metroplitan Police.’
Weinstein’s spokesman has previously said about other claims: ‘Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied.’
Weinstein has had a glittering career in charge of one of Hollywood’s biggest film companies