The FBI has reportedly opened up an investigation into Harvey Weinstein over fears he may flee the country in order to avoid criminal charges.
Weinstein has become embroiled in a major scandal and is facing a number of sexual assault allegations which have emerged over three decades, with actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan among the accusers.
Now the Daily Mail has claimed that the FBI has reportedly opened a new file into his actions, after being instructed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul. It is thought there are concerns that Weinstein may refuse to return to the US and instead seek asylum elsewhere
FBI opens investigation into Harvey Weinstein on orders from Trump's Justice Department https://t.co/NRV2zLNZzA— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 11, 2017