In the midst of numerous women coming out with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a stunning audio recording has been released appearing to show him admitting to groping a model against her will.
In the recording, which was captured by the New York Police Department in 2015 as part of a sting operation, Weinstein can be heard with Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. During their conversation, Gutierrez references an incident that happened the day prior when Weinstein groped her. At one point, he claims it’s behavior he’s “used to.”
At the beginning of the audio, Weinstein can be heard telling Gutierrez that he was going to take a shower while she sits and watches. Gutierrez continuously says she didn’t want to, and says “yesterday was kind of aggressive for me.”
During that incident, Gutierrez told police that Weinstein sat with her in his office with her modeling portfolio. At one point, he started touching her breasts, according to a report in The New Yorker. She told police that Weinstein “lunged at her” and continued groping her, trying to put his hand up her skirt while she said no. He finally stopped and told her that his assistant would give her tickets to a Broadway play he was producing, The New Yorker article said.
In the sting recording, Weinstein tells Gutierrez not to embarrass him at the hotel, and he vows to “never see her again after this.”
“Yesterday you touched by breasts,” Guitierrez says at one point, with Weinstein replying that he’s “used to that.”
Listen to the shocking audio below: