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LA prosecutors form special Hollywood sexual assault task force

LA prosecutors form special Hollywood sexual assault task force”

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The LAPD is now investigating allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick, an agent accused by Terry Crews of groping, and former APA Agent Tyler Grasham while the Beverly Hills PD is investigating Weinstein and director James Toback.

Jackie Lacey announced the creation of a special task force for examining the allegations of sex abuse roiling Hollywood.

So far, Lacey says her office has not received any cases for possible criminal charges, but as the accusations and victims lists grow, they could be coming any day now.

At the moment, the LAPD is reportedly investigating at least two allegations against Weinstein and one against Westwick. Lacey confirmed that her office has been in contact with both departments.

Actor Terry Crews went to Los Angeles police this week to file a report against a Hollywood executive he claims groped him during a party past year.

Weinstein has also denied any allegations of sexual assault, insisting he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual activity.

The sexual abuse problem in Hollywood has gotten so bad that the local DA's office has made a decision to form a special task force, whose sole goal is to probe allegations of assault and harassment.

"We are in communication with the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments".

She says the task force is comprised of veteran sex crimes prosecutors who will review cases as they come in.



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