Harvey Weinstein prosecution suffers second significant blow in a week

Already, accusations from one of three accusers has been dropped from the case.
1:54 | 10/17/18

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New information in the Harvey Weinstein taste more like misconduct by the formerly detective in the case prosecutors say he may have acted inappropriately. With the second accuser so how does this impact the current sexual assault case against Weinstein. I would sit supporter dot cited her. You with more jobs. Well a shot at prosecutors say it has no impact but it does not look good for them at all the Manhattan DA's office today disclosed to the Weinstein defense team that NYPD detective Nicholas to Goudie ago. Seen here right behind Weinstein walking out of the first precinct last summer. Who was until last week the lead investigator on the case encouraged one of the alleged victims to delete some data from her phone. Before turning it over to prosecutors for the investigation in a letter Weinsteins defense today lead prosecutor John he'll lose he. Outlined what happened complain into she wrote. Had a discussion with detective to Goudie alone which she expressed the concern her phones contained in addition to communications with Weinstein. Data of a personal nature she regarded as private. According to that woman the letter continues to decked detective Dick adios response was that she should delete anything she didn't want anyone to see. Before providing the phones to the Manhattan DA's office the letter continues to say the detective told the woman quote. We just won't tell Joan that's a reference to the lead prosecutor. Who wrote that letter today and late this afternoon the response from the defense team defense attorney Ben Grafton and released this statement saying this new development. Even further undermines the integrity of an already deeply flawed indictment. I've mr. Weinstein. The detective in question was pulled from the case last week when prosecutors revealed he'd improperly coached the witness a problem they described as so egregious. They dropped one of the three accusers the actress Lucy Evans out of the case altogether. The detectives union is standing behind detective to Goudie of but the NYPD has launched an internal investigation. For now he's off the case. But still on the job.

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