A prominent New York attorney is under investigation after he allegedly raped a woman he met at Rev. Al Sharpton's birthday party last week.

According to the Daily News, a woman came forward this week claiming she woke up in a drunken haze to find 70-year-old Sanford A. Rubenstein penetrating her.

At some point, the alleged accuser awoke naked, with at least one used condom nearby, a police source said. She recalled drinking and going home with Rubenstein, but did not remember giving consent, the source said.

It was not immediately clear when the alleged victim went to the hospital, but a police source said she was bleeding and a rape kit was administered.

Rubenstein contends the sex was consensual and a "source close to the powerhouse attorney" told the Daily News that they had sex again the next morning.

NYPD officers executed a search warrant on Rubenstein's house Sunday, apparently looking for an object he may have penetrated the woman with.

The woman—an executive at Sharpton's National Action Network—reportedly met Rubenstein at Sharpton's birthday celebration at the Four Seasons Wednesday.

"I consider both of them a friend," Sharpton told the New York Times. "I sent her an email today. My heart is with both of them that the truth come out."

Police are apparently thrilled to be investigating Rubenstein, who has secured millions in verdicts against the city and the NYPD. According to the Times, among Rubenstein's more high-profile cases were the 1997 police abuse of Abner Louima and the 2006 Sean Bell shooting. He's currently representing the family of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died after officers put him in a chokehold.

"Everyone in (1 Police Plaza) could not be happier about this," the Daily News quoted a police source as saying.

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