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An audio recording of the film producer Harvey Weinstein aggressively trying to persuade Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a model, to come into his hotel room in 2015 was published by The New Yorker on Tuesday.
In the recording, Weinstein can be heard admitting to previously groping Gutierrez. In the New Yorker article, three other women accuse Weinstein of rape.
Weinstein was recorded during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015, The New Yorker reported.
In the audio, Weinstein can be heard repeatedly asking Gutierrez to come into his bathroom for “a minute,” to which she says she doesn’t want to and that she’s not comfortable.
“I am not going to do anything, I swear on my children,” Weinstein says, adding that he’s a “famous guy.”
Gutierrez then asks Weinstein, “Why yesterday you touch my breast?”
Weinstein replies: “Oh, please. I’m sorry. Just come on in. I’m used to that.”
Gutierrez repeatedly refuses. Weinstein asks her to stay for at least five minutes.
“Don’t ruin your friendship with me for five minutes,” Weinstein says.
After a two-week investigation, the Manhattan district attorney decided not to file charges, The New Yorker reported.
“We had the evidence,” an unnamed police source told The New Yorker. “It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.”
The DA’s office pointed The New Yorker to a statement made at the time: “This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit. After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.”
You can listen to the full audio clip here. (Warning: Audio may be disturbing for some.)