The prison case towards Harvey Weinstein is on the breaking point as prosecutors and cops are clashing over allegations the lead detective engaged in repeated acts of witness tampering.
Law enforcement sources are clapping again Thursday at prosecutors’ allegations that lead detective Nicholas DiGaudio instructed one among Weinstein’s alleged victims to delete related data from her cellphone previous to turning it over to prosecutors.
Sources aware of the case say DiGaudio is looking BS … claiming he solely advised the alleged sufferer she may do no matter she wished with “intimate stuff” from her cellphone earlier than turning it over to investigators, together with doubtlessly embarrassing images.
As for the prosecutors’ assertion that DiGaudio additionally advised the alleged sufferer “we just won’t tell [the assistant D.A.]” in regards to the deleted images, sources say he has “no recollection” of ever making that assertion.
This is one other large setback for prosecutors. They already agreed to dismiss a sexual assault case the place the alleged sufferer claimed she was pressured to interact in oral intercourse with Weinstein … this after a witness got here ahead and mentioned she advised Detective DiGaudio the alleged sufferer advised her the intercourse was consensual. DiGaudio allegedly advised the girl to not cooperate.
Prosecutors say they may nonetheless go ahead with the remaining costs, however every time the D.A. and the cops are at odds, the case is on life help at finest.