It looks like that week stunt in rehab won’t be enough. The New York Police Department has an “actual case” against him now.
The extended stay in Arizona may move out of the country immediately for Mr. Weinstein, just like Roman Polanski:
The NYPD is prepared to arrest Harvey Weinstein for raping “Boardwalk Empire” star Paz de la Huerta — and the next step is for the Manhattan district attorney to get an arrest warrant, a top department official said Friday.
“She put forth a credible and detailed narrative to us. We then sought to garner corroboration — this happened seven years ago — and we found corroboration,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters.
“We have an actual case here.”
When asked what made de la Huerta’s case so credible, he explained it was her “ability to articulate each and every movement of the crime — where she was, where they met, where this happened and what he did.”
Weinstein is in Arizona for sex-addiction rehab, so the NYPD will need DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office to secure an arrest warrant to bring him back to the Big Apple.
“If this person was still in New York and it was recent, we would go right away and make the arrest. No doubt. But we’re talking about a 7-year-old case and we have to move forward gathering evidence first,” Boyce said.
A high-ranking police official said Weinstein would already be in handcuffs if he were home.