TMZ is reporting that the LA Police Department is investigating allegations that Harvey Weinstein raped an Italian model-actress at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013.
The unnamed 38-year-old woman spent several hours this morning discussing her story with cops.
She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.
The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, “I’m not going to f*** you. I just want to talk.”
“Once inside, he asked me questions about myself but soon became very aggressive and demanding and kept asking to see me naked. He grabbed me by the hair and forced me to do something I did not want to do. He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me.”
She says she begged him to stop, showing him pictures of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.
She says she was afraid to report him, but told her priest, a friend and a nanny.
The LAPD tells TMZ the Department is currently investigating.