Publicado: Vie, Octubre 12, 2018
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DA abandons Weinstein sex assault charge citing contradictory accounts

DA abandons Weinstein sex assault charge citing contradictory accounts

Evans has denied the account, according to a D.A.'s letter, asserting that she never exposed her breasts to Weinstein or gave him oral sex.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea says an internal probe of the detective's conduct began a week ago.

Prosecutor confronted the detective, who admitted he'd failed to turn over the damning details, but denied discouraging the witness from cooperating. One of the sexual assault allegations against the disgraced producer has been dropped.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jnr has already been fiercely criticised for declining to prosecute Weinstein when an Italian model accused him of grabbing her breasts in 2015. The union represented New York City police detectives also didn't immediately return a message.

It deals with sexual assault allegations by one of three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans.

Prosecutors said in a September 12 letter to the defense unsealed today that they discovered an account after Weinstein's arrest that could suggest the encounter was consensual.

Harvey Weinstein pictured in June.

The New Yorker, in a statement, said it stands by its reporting and fact-checking process and that "any assertion by lawyers for Harvey Weinstein that The New Yorker had information that contradicted Lucia Evans's account is patently incorrect".

"I want to be very clear that prosecutors' decision to abandon my client's claims does not invalidate the truth of her claims", Ms Goldberg said.

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Once de los 14 países del Grupo de Lima, además de Ecuador y Panamá, pidieron igualmente una investigación imparcial del hecho.

TMZ broke the story. the lead detective in the Weinstein cases is under investigation after allegedly tampering with a witness who claimed Evans admitted to her she voluntarily engaged in oral sex to score an acting role.

Assistant district attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the rest of the prosecution's case was strong, telling the judge: "In short, your honour, we are moving full steam ahead".

Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal case against Weinstein on Thursday.

Out on $1 million bail after having entered a not-guilty plea to the first round of indictment and surrendering his passport earlier this year, Weinstein was last in court July 9 to enter another not-guilty plea.

He still faces charges over allegations that he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006.

Weinstein says he is innocent.

Brafman added that he believed a NYPD detective attempted to influence the case by encouraging the witness to remain quiet about inconsistencies, according to the Washington Post. "Some of the most vocal, outspoken critics of Mr. Weinstein have put their opinions into the media" without a legitimate legal claim, he argued.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein sits during his hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court in NY, U.S., October 11, 2018.

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