Mar 19, 1:25 PM EDT

Group seeks probe of prosecutor's office over Weinstein case

NEW YORK (AP) -- An initiative started by Hollywood industry women is calling for New York's governor to investigate the Manhattan district attorney's office over a decision in 2015 not to prosecute a sex abuse case against Harvey Weinstein.

Time's Up says a report in New York magazine is disturbing because it suggests the district attorney's office may have been improperly influenced by Weinstein and sought to intimidate an Italian model who accused the disgraced media mogul of groping her.

She secretly recorded him in a police sting. The district attorney's office decided there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.

Time's Up says an investigation is necessary to protect the integrity of the office.

Neither the district attorney's office nor the governor's office immediately commented.

Weinstein's attorneys have said he denies any non-consensual contact.

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