Los Angeles: Harvey Weinstein is facing a new probe at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after a second victim came forward this week accusing the disgraced mogul of lewd conduct stemming from a 2015 incident.
According to the California penal code, lewd conduct is punishable by up to six months in prison, but the penalty can be worse if coupled with an indecent exposure charges, reported People magazine.
If convicted Weinstein would face jail time and be forced to register as sex offender.
According to a law enforcement source the accuser’s claims are “very credible” and that they are “similar patterns to past allegations describing Weinstein’s behaviour.”
The LAPD began investigating Weinstein last month after an Italian woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by the producer in 2013.