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Harvey Weinstein: UK police investigating sexual assault claims from three women in London

Harvey Weinstein (second from right) is congratulated by actor Christoph Waltz after he received the Humanitarian Award in March 2015 at the 2015 National Tribute Dinner in Beverly Hills, California. Besides allegations in the U.S., Weinstein is also being investigated by London's Metropolitan Police. (2015 file photo/Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Accusations of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct are no longer limited to women in Hollywood, New York or even the U.S. The London Metropolitan Police are also investigating allegations against the Hollywood film producer.

Weinstein's misconduct, spanning three decades, was uncovered in a New York Times expose Oct. 5.

Since the report, more than two dozen women, including actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan, have made a number of accusations against Weinstein, the BBC reported Monday.

What do we know about the newest allegations?

According to the BBC, London's Metropolitan Police say Weinstein is accused of assaulting three women in separate incidents in London in the late 1980s, 1992, 2010, 2011 and 2015.

The women told police the attacks took place in Westminster, Camden and west London.

Who are the women?

The Sunday Times said British actress Lysette Anthony, 54, told the Metropolitan Police that she was raped by Weinstein in the late 1980s when he turned up at her London home.

It was a "pathetic, revolting" attack, the actress said, that had left her "disgusted and embarrassed," Anthony told the Sunday Times.

It's unclear who the other two women are who've reported assaults to the police.

Will Weinstein face charges in the UK?


While Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations against Weinstein, BBC correspondent Daniel Sandford reported that detectives have two problems going forward:  One will be gathering evidence from the time of these allegations, which may prove to be a challenge for incidents that happened as many as 35 years ago.

The other is that because Weinstein faces allegations in the U.S., police will want to deal with that first before agreeing to extradite him to the UK to face any charges against him there.

There are varying reports of Weinstein’s clinical plan, but many suggest he has now begun several weeks of in-patient treatment at an Arizona head spa, before heading for the final stages to a second facility in Europe. Some kind of happy-finishing school, presumably, according to The Guardian.

However, if he winds up in the UK and charges are brought against him, police there could arrest him first and they would not have to wait for possible extradition.

One last thing…
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