Cops in Park City — website of the annual Sundance Film Festival — will likely be using a hotline to fight sexual assault once more this yr … after it was established in 2018 within the wake of allegations towards Harvey Weinstein.
Law enforcement sources inform TMZ … Park City PD and the Utah Attorney General’s Office are reopening the “code of conduct” hotline, and spreading the phrase for pageant attendees to put it to use and report any indicators of sexual misconduct.
We’re advised the AG’s Office is staffing the cellphone traces whereas cops will deal with any investigations. Park City officers additionally held a gathering with lodge managers and occasion safety workers final week to go over correct protocols and reinforce their motto — “if you see something, say something.”
Our sources say flyers may also be put up round busy Sundance spots to advertise the hotline and the significance of reporting sexual assault and different crimes throughout the movie fest.
The hotline was launched throughout final yr’s pageant in wake of the Weinstein scandal, which included Rose McGowan accusing the movie producer of raping her at Sundance in 1997. Weinstein was additionally sued in December by a lady claiming he sexually assaulted her on the Waldorf Astoria in Park City in 2013 after assembly her at Sundance.
We’re advised the hotline was deemed a profitable and efficient device in curbing incidents of sexual misconduct final yr. It additionally reportedly led to an investigation of an alleged incident from the ’90s.
Sundance 2019 kicks off Thursday, January 24. The hotline quantity is 801-834-1944.