New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has said that a 2010 rape allegation against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is "credible". "It happened very quickly." de la Huerta said.
"If this person was still in NY and it was recent we would go right ahead and make the arrest, no doubt". We then sought to garner corroboration - this happened seven years ago - and we found corroboration.
The 33-year-old met the disgraced Oscar victor at a party in October, 2010, and the pair shared a ride home together, she told CBS News.
At the time of the first alleged rape, De la Huerta, 26 at the time, had recently started in her recurring role in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", which was earning her a lot of praise.
She says Weinstein insisted they have drinks. She says she had been drinking and was in no state to have consensual sex.
The disgraced movie mogul could be facing criminal charges.
Investigations amid mounting allegations against Weinstein are taking place in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom.
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A person who answered the phone and said he was a manager at the Chestnut Fine Foods & Provisions restaurant in Phoenix said Weinstein dined there Thursday night.
Boyce said police in NY are working on the Weinstein case along with prosecutors, collecting evidence and putting out subpoenas as they proceed.
In a statement his representative said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein".
"We have an actual case here, so we are happy with where the investigation is right now".
Her allegations come after more than 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse.
But Boyce said detectives were working collaboratively with the district attorney's office on this case.
On another front, a New York City AIDS charity, amfAR, confirmed on Friday a report that it has received a subpoena from federal prosecutors investigating Weinstein's involvement in 2015 fundraising event.