The Beverly Hills Police Department is investigating 12 sexual assault allegations made against members of the entertainment industry, officials said Wednesday, widening a scandal that has rocked Hollywood.
Beverly Hills police declined to provide specifics of the allegations, saying the agency wanted to "maintain the integrity of these investigations."
"The Beverly Hills Police Department is working in conjunction with the District Attorney's Task Force on these cases. We place a high priority on crimes against persons cases," Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli said in a statement.
Police in New York and London as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department also have open criminal cases related to the Hollywood sex scandal.