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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein under investigation for sex abuse claims

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Harvey Weinstein is reportedly under investigation for allegedly groping a 22-year-old woman.

The 63-year-old film producer is being questioned by the New York Police Department after the Italian model - who has not been named - accused him of touching her breasts and thigh in his office at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan last Friday.

An insider told the New York Daily News: "He asked if her breasts were real before touching them. She asked him to stop and he put his hand up her skirt. He asked for a kiss, she responded, 'No.' "

The young woman then left the Greenwich Street cinema and rushed to the 1st Police Precinct to file a complaint.

However, a source close to The Weinstein Company, which Harvey co-founded with his brother, said that the allegations are nothing more than a "blackmail attempt" and that the former Miramax mogul has done "nothing wrong."

The Manhattan District attorney, Cyrus Vance, is yet to make a decision whether the charges will be filed against Mr. Weinstein.

The film studio executive is married to fashion designer Georgia Chapman, who is 25 years his junior, and has daughter, India, four, and two-year-old son Dashiell with her.

He also has older daughters Lily, 18, Emma, 16, and Ruth, 13, with his first wife Eve Chilton, whom he divorced in 2004.

Weinstein is expected to attend the premiere of his latest movie 'Woman in Gold' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York tonight but it is not yet known whether he will turn up.