In this file photo taken on May 23, 2014 (From left) US actress Kelly Preston, US actor John Travolta, US actress Uma Thurman, US director Quentin Tarantino, US producer Lawrence Bender and US producer Harvey Weinstein pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Sils Maria" at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Actress Uma Thurman, who is indelibly linked to Harvey Weinstein's Miramax studio thanks to her iconic roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," has broken her silence about the disgraced Hollywood mogul, accusing him of attacking her and threatening her career. Dozens of Hollywood women -– including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale and Salma Hayek — have accused Weinstein of acts ranging from sexual assault to rape. AFP

LOS ANGELES: Police in Los Angeles have submitted three sexual assault cases against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to prosecutors, the District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday.

“Three cases were presented to our office on February 1 by the Los Angeles Police Department regarding Mr. Weinstein and are under review,” spokesman Greg Risling said in a statement, without offering further details.

The office is also believed to be reviewing two other possible cases previously submitted by the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Dozens of Hollywood women – including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale and Salma Hayek – have accused Weinstein of acts ranging from sexual harassment to rape.

The veteran producer, who is reportedly in treatment for sexual addiction as he faces parallel investigations by police in New York and London, has repeatedly denied having non-consensual sex.

The scandal touched off a deluge of allegations against powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media, forcing many industries to re-examine workplace policies.

Actress Uma Thurman, linked to Weinstein’s Miramax studio through her iconic roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill,” became his latest accuser on Saturday, alleging that he tried to “shove himself” on her and expose himself.

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in November she had created a specialised task force to evaluate cases of “sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.”

She said the team included specialist sex crimes prosecutors who would review cases to determine if criminal charges were warranted.

Accusations of sexual assault have continued to pour in since investigations in The New York Times and The New Yorker last year exposed a series of accounts of sexual predation by the film tycoon.

British police are investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against Weinstein, according to various media reports.--AFP

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