Weinstein Sex Assault Case Might Collapse
The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein is in danger of collapsing after Manhattan prosecutors found an accuser’s written account of her encounter with the movie mogul that suggests it was consensual.
Lucia Evans has accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him inside his Tribeca office in 2004, when she was a 21-year-old aspiring actress. She is one of three women whose allegations of sexual assault are being prosecuted by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office.
But a prior employer of Evans turned over the personal writings she’d left on the company computer, which appear to contradict her grand jury testimony. “The writings indicate it was consensual, friendly,” a source said. “It has caused a split [in the D.A.’s Office]: some believe the charges should be dropped and that there’s a problem [with this complainant].”