Weinstein scandal: Lawmakers consider legislation in the wake of allegations

- With all eyes on Harvey Weinstein, there's now a question of if this situation could turn political. Some lawmakers say it could inspire future legislation that would help victims of sexual assault.

"We're going to make it stop one way or another," said California Lawmaker Hannah Beth Jackson who represents Oxnard. She says it's time to put an end to abuse of power by men like disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.

"These leeches come, they come from the White House, they come from Hollywood, they come from Silicon Valley, it doesn't matter."

She and other lawmakers say the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein from nearly 30 women could be the catalyst for future legislation that helps victims have an easier pathway to outing their abuser, but some say it's not that easy.

"The problem might be more in enforcing those laws than making new laws." Loyola Law Professor Laurie Levenson says it's not new laws that we need but a better atmosphere for women to report the crimes.

"The huge problem is not so much if we have the right laws, we don't have the right culture. We do not have a society where women feel free and supported to come forward with these types of allegations."

Last year, Governor Brown signed laws for harsher punishments for rape cases following high profile cases against Bill Cosby and former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner.

Just this week, the Governor signed laws requiring state law enforcement agencies to preserve and count all of their untested rape kits and ensure they inform sexual assault victims of their rights.

"What you do need are internal mechanism where each business takes it seriously. Not only do they provide the training against sexual harassment but they audit on a regular basis."

Right now, no new laws have been proposed. California no longer has a statue of limitations to report sexual assault crimes.

There's no word on if Weinstein will faces charges in Los Angeles.

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