Italian model Ambra Battilana, 22, alleged the married producer, 63, groped her breasts and thighs during an encounter at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan on 27 March (15).

Weinstein was questioned by police as his publicist, Ken Sunshine, released a statement which read: "We are cooperating fully with the authorities and are confident that we will be fully vindicated."

Battilana met with prosecutors at the New York Police Department Special Victims Squad's offices on 1 April (15), but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. has since closed the case.

His spokeswoman, Joan Vollero, says, "This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our sex crimes unit.

"After analysing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported."

Weinstein has been married to British actress and Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman since 2007.