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EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Justice Department moves on Harvey Weinstein and orders FBI to open probe over fears he will 'do a Polanski'
The FBI has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned.
DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul.
The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein plans to head to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears of a Roman Polanski-style situation where he dodges prosecution in the U.S.
The FBI can both look at whether he has committed any federal crimes in the U.S. and prepare extradition proceedings if he remains in Europe.
Among the allegations against Weinstein, which the FBI is expected to examine, is that he forced Lucia Evans, a student who wanted to be an actress, to perform oral sex on him in New York in 2004.
New York State has no statute of limitations on rape and criminal sexual acts - its legal term for forced oral or anal intercourse.
Hollywood powerhouse Weinstein has traveled the globe promoting his movies and the belief is that he could have committed sex crimes in several countries.
So far five accusers have given accounts of attacks in France, while allegations of attacks in London have also surfaced – any of which could lead to charges there. The FBI has field offices in both countries and could assist prosecutors there with their cases.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: IAMTAT
Speaking of things the Russians made you do, have you noticed from the Weinstein tape that his justifications to the model he groped sounds a lot like Donald Trump's Access Hollywood bragging?
"I'm used to it"
"I'm a very famous guy"
"When you're a star, they let you do it"
originally posted by: RainyState
a reply to: IAMTAT
I have what's probably going to be a stupid question, but the thought popped into my head after reading the OP.
Let's say that Weinstein were to flee to a non extridition country due to a FBI investigation, but one of the women that he assaulted was either from that country or he assaulted someone while in that country, could he be charged with the crime?