This has got to be the most explosive sex scandal since Clinton and Lewinsky. Harvey Weinstein, the most powerful Hollywood mogul, is now facing ridicule and disdain from his own liberal supporters, as he is exposed for sexually harassing women. The latest? He now faces rape allegations.
He even once tried to coax a model into his hotel room but she was wearing a wire.
“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.
Weinstein 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 protests.
The explosive audio is part of a 10-month investigative report from journalist Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. According to Farrow, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. decided against using the audio as evidence in a potential sexual assault case against Weinstein.
The Independent reports three women are accusing him of rape:
Three women have accused film mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, escalating the flurry of claims levelled at the powerful producerand raising fresh questions about who within Hollywood was aware of what was allegedly taking place over more than 20 years.
Obviously this is a developing story, and likely to blow up to be the biggest sex scandal of the decade.