An audio tape captured by the New York Police Department reveals Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein not only admitting to groping a woman but begging her to put herself in a sexually inappropriate situation.
The audio in question features Weinstein talking to model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez in 2015 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. According to The New Yorker, the two had come in contact after Gutierrez got a part in the “New York Spring Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall.
Following getting the part, Weinstein reportedly asked Gutierrez, who was 22 at the time, to meet at his office in Tribeca to go over her modeling portfolio. It was during their meeting that Weinstein asked the model if her breasts were real, grabbed them, and then attempted to put his hand up her skirt.
After the meeting, Gutierrez went to police. Authorities set her up with a wire prior to their meeting the following day, The New Yorker reports.
In the audio recording, Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women can be heard not only admitting to groping Gutierrez’s breasts the day before but aggressively pressuring her to come to his hotel room to watch him shower:
“I’m telling you right now, get in here. I’m gonna take a shower, you sit here and have a drink.”
While Weinstein says he will not touch her, he incessantly begs her to come up to his room despite the fact that she repeatedly tells him how uncomfortable she is with his request:
“No, yesterday was kind of aggressive for me. I need to know a person to be touched. I don’t want to be touched.”
Weinstein continues to beg the young model to come in, saying she is embarrassing him if she does not.
Finally, after nearly two minutes of back and forth, Weinstein threatens to never talk to her again if she is unwilling to comply:
“Don’t embarrass me in the hotel. I’m here all the time….You’ll never seem me again after this, if you embarrass me in this hotel.”
The audio comes during a long stream of accusations that recently got the Hollywood producer fired.
You can hear the disturbing audio below.