Harvey Weinstein may face criminal charges.
The Los Angeles City Attorney urged any of the women who say they were sexually assaulted by the disgraced movie mogul to come forward.
“The Weinstein allegations have placed a bright spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual abuse, especially in the workplace,” LA City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement on Tuesday. “As brave victims come forward, others have been encouraged to do the same. And our nation must now confront these significant issues in a profound way.”
Feuer said it takes “tremendous courage for women and men” to share their stories of sexual harassment or abuse and said it is a major issue not only in Hollywood, but across all industries.
He said he is taking the allegations “very seriously” and “where the facts support conviction, we will prosecute.”