LAPD Submits 3 Abuse Cases Against Harvey Weinstein To DA's Office

Harvery Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

United States film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted for review by prosecutors three cases of alleged sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The announcement comes as Weinstein faces similar investigations into his widespread sexual abuse in New York City and London.

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"Three cases were presented to our office on February 1 by the Los Angeles Police Department regarding Mr. Weinstein and are under review", according to Greg Risling, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office. He has apologised for his treatment of women but has denied allegations of non-consensual sex.

Guess did not respond to AFP's requests for comment but the Moroccan-born French-American businessman told Time the allegations were "absolutely false" and "absurd".

The district attorney's office is already reviewing two other cases against Weinstein that could also result in charges. The LAPD has previously acknowledged that it was investigating a claim that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a hotel in 2013.

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The following month, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said she had assigned some veteran sex crime prosecutors to a task force to look into allegations of sexual assault in Hollywood.

British police are investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against Weinstein, according to various media reports. In addition to the five Weinstein cases, the office is also evaluating five cases involving director James Toback - three from Beverly Hills and two from the LAPD.

That led the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscar awards, to expel Weinstein.

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