Video shows Weinstein’s hands-on encounter with rape accuser

Video shows Weinstein’s hands-on encounter with rape accuser

Video shows Weinstein’s hands-on encounter with rape accuser

In 2011, Thompson said she met Weinstein at the Weinstein Company office in NY to pitch her tech start-up's services.

Throughout the meeting, Thompson is clearly trying to stick to her pitch even as Weinstein is running his hands on her arms.

One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers has released video of an encounter showing his inappropriate behavior before he allegedly raped her.

Weinstein then rejects Thompson's offer of a handshake and hugs her, rubbing her back.

From there, things only go from bad to worse as Thompson attempts to pitch her service, but Weinstein continues to make advances, touching her inappropriately and making suggestive remarks.

Thompson told Sky News Weinstein was "playing a cat-and-mouse game from the very beginning to see how far he could push me, and what my reactions might be so that he could gauge how he would play with (me), where my levers were, what were my vulnerabilities".

But Ben Brafman, a lawyer representing Weinstein, said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press that the video "demonstrates that there is nothing forceful" and shows "casual, if not awkward, flirting from both parties".

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Thompson is one of three women who filed a lawsuit against Weinstein in June. They include: film actress Rose McGowan, who said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah; "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra, who said he raped her in her NY apartment in 1992; and the Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe, who said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008. Instead, she says she was asked to follow Weinstein upon arriving at the hotel to what she thought would be a conference room, but was actually his private hotel room. When she replies, "we'll see, a little bit", Weinstein says he won't. "If I would try to fight myself away from him, he would then move around to where he could block me in somewhere, and he's a big individual", Thompson said, adding: "I constantly felt trapped, no matter where I turned".

Thompson tells Sky News that at one point in the meeting Weinstein reached his hand under the desk and put it under Thompson's skirt. "He cornered me, over and over again". "I thought I could handle it, I had never met anyone that I couldn't handle... until Harvey Weinstein".

"Anything short of that is meant to make Mr Weinstein appear inappropriate, and even exploitative". Thompson is a major player in the class action lawsuit against the fallen producer. "We don't have to live with being raped when we think we're going to a business meeting", Thompson said.

Claiming that the video tried to malign Weinstein for financial gain, Barfman said facts mattered.

As seen in the video, Weinstein expressed genuine interest in the product she was pitching and indicated that her pitch had been successful.

"Any suggestion of sexual misconduct is false".

Weinsten has denied all nonconsensual sexual contact.

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