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Investigation concludes in Harvey Weinstein groping case

Harvey Weinstein is off the hook.

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Two weeks after a model accused the famous producer of groping her breasts and putting his hand up her skirt, police say no charges will be filed following a thorough investigation of the claims.

This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit,” Manhattan District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Joan Vollero told E! News in a statement. “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.”

Weinstein was questioned by police over the weekend of March 28, though E! says his questioning was voluntary — he was never arrested or detained by police. The questioning came after the 22-year-old woman, whom Weinstein reportedly met on the red carpet at the opening of his “New York Spring Spectacular,” told a friend the production mogul had assaulted her in his office in the Tribeca Film Center in New York City. She then took her complaints to a local police precinct.

Weinstein’s rep said during the investigation that the famous producer of Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction and Project Runway was “cooperating fully with authorities” and that he was confident Weinstein would be “fully vindicated.”

Weinstein was the CEO of Miramax before he and his brother cofounded The Weinstein Co. in 2005. Together, they’ve produced TV hits and blockbuster movies.

Weinstein has been married to his current wife, Georgina Chapman, for seven years. He and Chapman, cofounder of Marchesa, have two children, and Weinstein has three other children from his previous marriage.

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