THE mounting allegations against Harvey Weinstein could have major legal implications for the Hollywood producer according to legal experts.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne are among the high-profile figures to join dozens of women accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment and assault – but could he be caged?

The women making the allegations could pursue civil lawsuits or try to bring criminal charges against Weinstein.

American lawyers in Los Angeles and New York – where most of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct took place from the 1990s to 2015 –  claim the producer could face a number of potential lawsuits.

The 65-year-old film producer could even face criminal allegations ranging from sexual harassment, indecent exposure, committing a lewd act and even charges of rape, some added.

But New York criminal lawyer Stuart Slotnick said cases could be difficult to pursue because of statutes of limitations – even if it was felt there was sufficient evidence to justify a charge.

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