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Lawyer Updates Website, Claims He’s Representing Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Rape Victim, Police Worried About Victim Going To Media

October 20, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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As we reported yesterday, an Italian model/actress has claimed she was raped by Harvey Weinstein in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013, and the Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating. TMZ reports that attorney David Ring has updated his official website, claiming that he is the victim’s lawyer.

Ring wrote: “David Ring of Taylor & Ring is representing the victim who was raped by Harvey Weinstein in Los Angeles in 2013. LAPD has taken a criminal report. The investigation is ongoing. This will be a developing story. The victim and Mr. Ring are fully cooperating with the LAPD.

He then links to a story at The Los Angeles Times, immediately after the victim spoke to the LAPD. The victim and Ring spoke with the Times in an interview. Ring added that he will hold a news conference today at 1 PM PT (4 PM ET) with more details about the case.

TMZ adds that police are already concerned about the victim going to the media because they believe it will compromise the case. Police believe that the move will make jurors suspicious, as she set up an interview with the Times almost immediately after making the accusation against Weinstein. Rape cases are already difficult to prove years after the fact due to a lack of physical evidence, making it a case of “he said, she said.” When motivation can be questioned, that makes it even harder.

Police are also worried that she’s working with David Ring, a civil lawyer. However, the woman claims she told her priest and her nanny about the rape, so if they were told immediately after it would be enough evidence to support prosecution.

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