New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

A number of women have claimed that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades. (AFP)
Updated 04 November 2017
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New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

NEW YORK: The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified person who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.
Reuters requests for comment from Weinstein’s representative and his lawyer were not immediately answered.
New York City Police Department Deputy Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told a news conference that the alleged victim “put forth a credible and detailed narrative.”
“We have an actual case here,” Boyce said. He said the police department became aware of the accusation on October 25.
Boyce said it was a seven-year-old case and “we have to move forward gathering evidence.”
Boyce said that because Weinstein was out of state the police department would need a court-ordered warrant for any arrest.
A number of women have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.


Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose

Updated 16 November 2018
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Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose

BEIJING: The Chinese tourism ministry has asked authorities in Beijing, Shanghai and three provinces to investigate room cleaning at 14 major hotels after hidden camera video showed workers using used towels to clean cups and glasses and other questionable practices.
Several of the hotels including a Shangri-La, Sheraton and Waldorf Astoria have apologized since an activist blogger posted the video online earlier this week. In several clips, workers in bathrooms wipe down sinks, coffee cups and glasses with the same used towel.
The Peninsula hotel in Beijing said Friday that city inspectors had tested its cups and found they were cleaner than standards required. The Park Hyatt in Beijing called what happened an isolated occurrence.