Time’s Up movement demands investigation into why Weinstein hasn’t been charged
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Time’s Up, an organization focused on combating systemic sexual harassment, on Sunday night called for an investigation into why the Manhattan District Attorney has not prosecuted film mogul Harvey Weinstein for sex crimes.

In a letter shared with The Cut, the organization urges New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to launch a probe into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s handling of the allegations against Weinstein.

"An independent investigation into the full decision-making process in this case, including a full review of the correspondence within the office and with any representatives for Mr. Weinstein, must be undertaken immediately to ensure that prosecutorial integrity was maintained and to restore faith in the [district attorney’s] office," the organization wrote.


The organization expressed particular concern with the district attorney's handling of allegations made by Ambra Battilana, following reports that Vance's office sought to discredit her story.

Vance was reelected as district attorney last November. He ran unopposed.

Dozens of women came forward last year to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein denied the allegations, but was fired from his company.

The claims against the film mogul prompted a wave of allegations against powerful men in Hollywood, the media and politics as part of the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements.