Latest Weinstein allegations could lead to arrest

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New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has said that a 2010 rape allegation against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is "credible".

"He pushed me on the bed. and it happened all very suddenly", de la Huerta told CBS.

The 33-year-old, known for her role in hit TV series "Boardwalk Empire", described the alleged assaults, which police are investigating, to Vanity Fair magazine.

"He pushed me onto the bed and his trousers were down and he lifted up my skirt".

De la Huerta follows dozens of women who have come out against Weinstein alleging sexual harassment or assault.

"I felt afraid. It wasn't consensual".

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said police found the "Boardwalk Empire" actress' story believable and that if Weinstein were now in NY and the assault allegation had just happened, "we'd go right away and make the arrest".

On December 23 of the same year, she says Weinstein showed up in the lobby of her apartment building, they went upstairs, and he allegedly raped her a second time.

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She called police on October 26, he said.

"He pulled my dress up and unzipped his trousers and raped me", de la Huerta said.

"We have an actual case here", he added.

Officers said they had received "multiple complaints" about Weinstein, adding to investigations in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the US.

The factors that made her story credible included: "The ability to articulate each and every minute of the crime, where she was, where they met, where this happened and what he did", he said.

Weinstein is under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department, and British police recently widened their investigation into the former producer, looking into 11 separate incidents of alleged assault.

Weinstein, who was ousted from his own company amid the scandal, has repeatedly stated through a spokesman that "allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied".

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