Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez was just 22 when she accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and trying to put his hand up her skirt.
A chilling transcript from a wire she wore during a police sting after she made her claims sees the mogul confess to groping her as he tries to convince her to ‘get in’ his hotel room.
Gutierrez met the movie mogul at a dance show in 2015. Weinstein repeatedly told the Miss Italy finalist that she looked like actress Mila Kunis and arranged a meeting with her through his assistant.
But at the meeting, she alleges Weinstein stared at her breasts and then groped them, and tried to put a hand up her skirt while she protested.
Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez (left and right) was just 22 when she accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and trying to put his hand up her skirt
A chilling transcript from a wire Gutierrez wore during a police sting after she made her claims sees the mogul confess to groping her as he tries to convince her to ‘get in’ his hotel room
The Filipino-Italian model said he arranged for her to see his new musical, Finding Neverland, with him that evening, but instead of meeting him at the theatre, she reported the assault to the New York Police Department.
When the annoyed film executive called Gutierrez to ask why she did not meet him, the model arranged to see him the next day at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan and formed a plan with police.
In an exchange recorded by a police wire, and obtained and reported by the New Yorker magazine, Weinstein tried to get the model to come into a hotel room with him ‘for five minutes’ while he took a shower.
When Gutierrez refused and confronted him about touching her breasts, Weinstein said he was ‘used to that’.
The movie mogul swore on his children that he would not touch her again.
He accused her of embarrassing him and making a scene in the hotel where he stayed ‘all the time’, adding: ‘I’m a famous guy.’
But after a two-week investigation, the Manhattan district attorney decided not to file charges, The New Yorker reported.
‘We had the evidence,’ a police source told the magazine. ‘It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.’
Gutierrez met Harvey Weinstein (left) at a dance show in 2015. Weinstein repeatedly told the Miss Italy finalist that she looked like actress Mila Kunis and arranged a meeting with her through his assistant
But at the meeting, she alleges Weinstein stared at her breasts and then groped them, and tried to put a hand up her skirt while she protested
The DA’s office said at the time: ‘This case was taken seriously… After analysing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.’
After the story was published, reports about Gutierrez’s past began to emerge, including that she attended one of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ parties.
She eventually became a witness in a bribery case against Berlusconi, which is ongoing.
Gossip outlets also reported that Gutierrez, as
a teenager, had made an allegation of sexual assault against an older Italian businessman but later declined to co-operate with prosecutors.
Gutierrez, who declined to comment to the New Yorker, signed a non-disclosure agreement and an affidavit stating the events in the recording did not happen.
THE TRANSCRIPT THAT EXPOSED HARVEY WEINSTEIN
The New Yorker obtained a transcript from the police wire worn by Gutierrez that sees Weinstein (pictured) asking the model to come to his room
An abridged transcript from the police wire worn by Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, as reported by The New Yorker:
Harvey Weinstein: I’m telling you right now, get in here.
AG: What do we have to do here?
HW: Nothing! I’m gonna take a shower, you sit there and have a drink. Water.
AG: I don’t drink.
HW: Then have a glass of water.
AG: Can I stay on the bar?
HW: No, you must come here now.
AG: No, I don’t want to.
HW: I’m not doing anything with you, I promise. Now you’re embarrassing me.
AG: I know, I don’t want to. I’m sorry, I cannot.
HW: No come in here.
AG: No, yesterday was kind of aggressive for me.
HW: I know.
AG: I need to know a person to be touched.
HW: I won’t do a thing.
AG: I don’t want to be touched.
HW: I won’t do a thing, please… Don’t embarrass me in the hotel, I’m here all the time. Sit with me, I promise.
AG: I know, but I don’t want to.
HW: Please sit there, please. One minute I ask you.
AG: No, I can’t.
HW: Go to the bathroom.
AG: Please, I don’t want to do something I don’t want to.
HW: Go to the bath… hey, come here. Listen to me.
AG: I want to go downstairs.
HW: I’m not going to do anything, you’ll never see me again after this. OK? That’s it. If you don’t – if you embarrass me in this hotel where I’m staying at.
In the recording Gutierrez tells Weinstein that she doesn’t want to be near him nor does she want to come to his room
AG: I’m not embarrassing you.
HW: Please, I am not gonna do anything I swear on my children. Please come in… I’m a famous guy.
AG: Why yesterday did you touch my breast?
HW: Oh please, I’m sorry, just come on in. I’m used to that…
AG: You’re used to that?
HW: Yes, come in.
AG: No, but I’m not used to that.
HW: I won’t do it again, come on, sit here. Sit here for a minute, please?
AG: No, I don’t want to.
HW: If you do this now you will unintelligible. Now go. Bye, never call me again…
AG: Yesterday was too much for me.
HW: Five minutes. Don’t ruin your friendship with me for five minutes.
AG: I know, but it’s kind of, like, it’s too much for me, I can’t.
HW: Please, you’re making a big scene here, please.
AG: No, but I wanna leave.
HW: OK, bye. Thank you.