But her role as 'ice queen' Marnie Nightingale in Hollyoaks has given her career a new lease of life.A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'The Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation of sexual assault by Merseyside Police on Wednesday, October 11.'The allegation has been assessed and will be investigated by officers from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.'The allegation relates to an offence dating back to the late 1980s in the London area.'Harvey Weinstein's spokesman issued a statement saying: 'Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.'Ms Anthony spoke out as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Weinstein, who had possessed a lifetime membership.She has now waived her right to anonymity to speak about what happened when she was a fast-rising star who was hailed as the 'Face of the 80s' by top photographer David Bailey.
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Her traumatic account comes as the Metropolitan Police said they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s in London, following a complaint made by a woman to Merseyside Police.
Ms Anthony lives in Liverpool, near the studios where the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks is filmed. On Thursday she went to a police station in London to give evidence.
Anthony began her career on the stage before moving to Hollywood in the late 80s and 90s where she worked with the likes of Hugh Grant and John Travolta (pictured here in Natural Affection in London in 2014)She stopped appearing in films around 2002, when she says Harvey 'finally let go of me.'In 1990 she married Dutch artist and entrepreneur Luc Leestemaker, before later marrying American film director David Price.
She was in a relationship with composer Simon Boswell until 2010, and the pair have a son, James, who was born in 2004.
There has been no arrest at this stage.'The news comes after screen star Lysette Anthony came forward on Saturday night to allege that she had been raped by Weinstein.
The model-turned-actress told police last week that she had been attacked by the movie mogul in London in the late 1980s.
Ms Anthony starred in the BBC comedy Three Up, Two Down, and although not a Hollywood A-lister, she has appeared in various TV programmes and movies, including Look Who's Talking Now, alongside John Travolta.
In 2014, the mother of one revealed that a toxic divorce battle had left her with mounting debts as she survived on £70 a week.
'I remember lying in the bath, crying.'Her claims emerged as: Ms Anthony had met Weinstein in the early 1980s, after which she would see him socially for lunch when he was in London.