WME L.A. Headquarters Gets All-Clear After Evacuation For Suspicious Package – Update

Officially the BHPD said that: "Officers responded to a suspicious package. "The situation was assessed and the threat level was found to be low," a law enforcement official told Deadline. It was just an envelope. The investigation cleared it of being suspicious. The evacuation lasted about 45 minutes. Nothing harmful."
As a precaution, Camden Avenue was closed down by the Beverly Hills Police for a spell.
The package was one of several devices addressed to at that time to the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Democratic Rep. On October 24, CNN’s Time Warner Center was evacuated after the delivery of a "live” suspicious package that also contained a white powder. Maxine Waters, as well as a pipe bomb that  was found in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros.
UPDATED: Tenants of the Beverly Hills building housing WME's headquarters at 9601 Wilshire Blvd are being permitted back into the structure, with Beverly Hills police packing up after assessing the situation that involved a suspicious package.
A suspect in the mailings, Cesar Sayoc Jr of Florida, was arrested October 26.” />
It still hasn't been determined the contents of the package that raised concerns.
The upper agency floors were not evacuated, leaving employees with the impression the situation wasn't that dangerous or a serious threat. Approximately 40 people, mostly from the Garden level and Equinox health club, were evacuated Wednesday afternoon.
It wound up being filled with an unknown liquid. In August 2015, CAA's Avenue of the Stars Century City building was evacuated over security concerns after a suspicious package was found there. The building was closed for roughly four hours.

Harvey Weinstein Wants Rape Criminal Case Dropped; Cites NYPD, D.A. “Misconduct”

Just under a month after seeing one of the counts dropped in the criminal case that could put him behind bars for life, a bolstered Harvey Weinstein today moved to get the rest of the case dismissed.
On October 31, an amended class-action complaint filed in federal court claimed that  Weinstein tried to rape a 16-year old virgin model in 2002 and continued harassing her for many years afterward in both New York and Los Angeles. Brafman called those allegations from a Jane Doe "preposterous" in response. As the NYC-case takes another battering from the defense looking to kill the matter altogether by a thousand missteps, Weinstein faces new damning allegations in one of the many civil cases against him.
Along with being accused by more than 60 women of sexual assault or sexual harassment, Weinstein is under investigation by federal prosecutors as well as probes by the Manhattan D.A.’s office and the NYPD. Additional allegations against Weinstein have been reviewed by the LAPD, which sent an initial trio of cases to the L.A. on February 8. Another case was handed over to that same office early last month. County D.A. As UK police continue their investigation, the Beverly Hills Police first passed two cases of sexual assault that they say occurred in their jurisdiction to Lacey’s office on January 2.” />
Slammed with a barrage of criticism in today's files, the Manhattan D.A.’s office declined to comment when contacted by Deadline.
In papers filed in New York Supreme Court on Monday, the much accused and disgraced producer’s lawyer Ben Brafman is seeking the tossing out of “the entire indictment, or particulars thereof, as arising out a Grand Jury proceeding that was irreparably tainted and rendered defective by police misconduct, Lucia Evans false testimony and the District Attorney’s failure to provide exculpatory emails to the Grand Jury (all counts), unsupported by legally sufficient evidence (Count One) or based on an unconstitutional statute (Counts One and Three).”
After the October 11 hearing, an attorney for Evans said that the dropping of the count “says nothing about Weinstein’s guilt or innocence.” Rather, “it only speaks volumes about the Manhattan D.A.’s office and its mishandling of my client’s case.”
Basically, the documents (read them here) declare that the NYPD are corrupt, the D.A. is incompetent, one of Weinstein’s alleged victims is a liar, Harvey’s not a sexual predator and we should all move on.
Already set to appear before Justice James Burke on December 20 in the only criminal case so far in the country against Weinstein, Brafman is seeking anther hearing on the motions on the remaining five counts submitted Monday.
That's when then college student and aspiring actor Evans' allegations against Weinstein of being forced to perform oral sex on him in his office in 2004 were undermined by additional evidence that suggested their relationship was consensual. Out on $1 million bail after having entered a not-guilty plea to the first round of indictments and surrendering his passport earlier this year, Weinstein was last in court on October 11.