Video Shows Weinstein Caressing Woman Before Alleged Rape

Sep 12, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“A video of Harvey Weinstein caressing and propositioning a woman who accused him of rape aired on television Wednesday,” the AP reports. “Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein in June, said she made the recording, shown by Sky News, while demonstrating video technology for the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain at his New York City office in 2011.”

On the video, Weinstein reportedly rejects a handshake from Thompson, then hugs her instead and rubs her back.

“He then caresses her shoulder as they sit side-by-side in front of her laptop computer during what was supposed to be a business presentation,” the story reports, noting that at one point Weinstein tells Thompson: “Let me have a little part of you. Can you give it to me?”

“After quickly agreeing to use the technology to promote his movies, Thompson said Weinstein put his hand up her dress,” the AP reports. “The video, which only captures the two from the waist up, doesn’t show Weinstein’s hands at that point, but does show Thompson reacting with discomfort and telling Weinstein, ‘That’s too high. That’s too high.’”

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