Over the past months, we’ve watched in solidarity as people have come forward detailing incidents of sex crimes within Hollywood’s cooked system. While we’re yet to see any actual legal repercussions, the LAPD have confirmed that they have 28 open Hollywood-related sex crime cases.
The number is confirmed in a report from Deadline, which also says that there have been 37 other reports filed in other jurisdictions.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has said that he has five teams of detectives assigned to investigate allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick, Girls writer Murray Miller and many more. Charlie Beck says he expects “the LAPD and other jurisdictions will receive even more high profile sex crime reports in the coming weeks and months. We encourage all victims of sexual assault to come forward to report these crimes.”
“We recognise the significant trauma these victims suffer at the hands of the predators who commit these heinous crimes,” Charlie said. “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.” Good.