In the space of about four weeks, the hush of Hollywood secrets has made headlines across the world with the revelations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and a number of other high-profile Hollywood figures.
In an e-mail chain with the LA Times that was picked up by Deadline, LAPD chief Charlie Beck confirmed that it has a total of 28 open investigations against figures in Hollywood and the media - and pointed to a further 37 other sex crimes reports that have been seen to other jurisdictions.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Harvey Weinstein is now the subject of an investigation by the LAPD, the NYPD and Scotland Yard. Kevin Spacey is also the subject of an investigation by Scotland Yard also. In a statement to the LA Times, Charlie Beck said that he recognised "the significant trauma these victims suffer at the hands of the predators who commit these heinous crimes."
"Our detectives are coordinating closely with our local prosecutors and other police agencies, including the NYPD. The high-profile nature of these particular cases has not changed our unyielding commitment to seek justice for ALL victims of sexual assault."
Via Deadline / LA Times