Listen to Harvey Weinstein’s chilling tape recording of him trying to lure a woman into his room
A revelatory piece published by the New Yorker also includes a recording of Weinstein trying to lure a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez into his hotel room.hollywood Updated: Oct 14, 2017 15:06 IST
Amid the series of accusations made against disgraced Hollywood studio mogul, Harvey Weinstein, one stood out. In a revelatory piece published by the New Yorker, there is a recording of Weinstein trying to lure a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez into his hotel room.
Gutierrez captured the recording in a 2015 sting operation by the New York Police Department. In the 2-minute video, Weinstein can be heard trying to get Gutierrez to come with him to his hotel room. When she refuses, he tells her that she shouldn’t destroy her friendship with him for just five minutes.
“In the recording, which I have heard in full, Weinstein lists actresses whose careers he has helped and offers Gutierrez the services of a dialect coach,” Ronan Farrow, reporting for the New Yorker, writes. “Then he presses her to join him in his hotel room while he showers. Gutierrez says no repeatedly; Weinstein persists, and after a while she accedes to his demand to go upstairs.”
“I’m telling you right now, get in here,” the man identified as Weinstein says.
“What do we have to do here?” Gutierrez asks.
“Nothing, I’m gonna take a shower,” the man replies. “You sit there and have a drink.”
“You must come here now,” Weinstein says. “Please. Now you’re embarrassing me.” Gutierrez is protesting throughout.
“No, I don’t want to. Yesterday was kind of aggressive for me,” Gutierrez says. Weintein allegedly groped her in the meeting she is referring to.
Weinstein swears on his children that he’s “not going to do anything,” and adds that he’s a “famous guy.”
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First Published: Oct 14, 2017 15:06 IST