LISTEN: The New Yorker Releases Shocking Audio Recording Of Harvey Weinstein Harassing Actress
A Shocking audio recording of Harvey Weinstein pressuring model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez to enter his hotel room has been published by the New Yorker.
The recording was obtained by journalist Ronan Farrow who also reported new claims from multiple women, including three who are alleging that Weinstein forced them to perform or receive oral sex and forced vaginal sex. Four others women, according to the report, said they were subjugated to unwanted touching:
“In the course of a ten-month investigation, I was told by thirteen women that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, allegations that corroborate and overlap with the Times’s revelations, and also include far more serious claims.
Three women––among them Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans—told me that Weinstein raped them, allegations that include Weinstein forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault. In an audio recording captured during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015 and made public here for the first time, Weinstein admits to groping a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, describing it as behavior he is “used to.” Four of the women I interviewed cited encounters in which Weinstein exposed himself or masturbated in front of them.”
The New Yorker report also includes that incredibly disturbing audio, which the disgraced movie mogul is heard begging Gutierrez to join him ostensibly while he showers. Weinstein is heard admitting to being “used to” groping women while bragging about the actresses he’s helped reach fame:
“You must come here now,” Weinstein says in the audio as Gutierrez repeatedly resists his ever-aggressive advances. “Please. Now you’re embarrassing me.”
“No, I don’t want to. Yesterday was kind of aggressive for me,” Gutierrez says, seemingly referring to Weinstein grabbing her breasts and attempting to slip his hand underneath her dress.
The movie mogul becomes increasingly combative, as Gutierrez continues to decline his requests.
“I swear I won’t do a thing. Just sit there. Sit with me. Please sit there,” Weinstein says. “Go to the bathroom. Listen to me.”
“I’m feeling very uncomfortable right now,” Gutierrez responds.
“It’s five minutes. Don’t ruin your friendship with me for five minutes,” Weinstein quipped.
Listen to the audio below:
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