The New Yorker releases audio of Harvey Weinstein 'confession'

  • 11/10/2017

An audio clip that appears to contain a confession of sexual harassment from Harvey Weinstein has been released by The New Yorker in the latest damning report into the film executive.

The embattled movie mogul's voice can be heard in the March 2015 audio, recorded by the New York Police Department (NYPD), alongside that of model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.

The pair had met at a show he was producing, with Weinstein marvelling at just how much she looked like actress Mila Kunis.

The audio was recorded, after Gutierrez filed a complaint with police, alleging that Weinstein put his hand up her skirt and groped her breasts during a work meeting at his office. The police then encouraged her to meet with him, this time wearing a wire.

The next night, she did meet with him at the Tribeca Grand Hotel and the conversation they shared outside his room was recorded.

Weinstein urged her to come into his room while he showered, but Gutierrez repeatedly refused, before asking directly why he groped her breasts the previous day.

"Oh please, I'm sorry, just come on in," he can be heard saying. "I'm used to that. Come on, please.".

Gutierrez asked: "You're used to that?"

"Yes, come in... I won't do it again," Weinstein responded. "Come on, sit here... sit here for a minute, please?

"I will never do another thing to you. Five minutes... don't ruin your friendship with me for five minutes."

The NYPD investigated the misdemeanour sexual abuse complaint brought against Weinstein and referred it to the district attorney's office in Manhattan. They ultimately decided not to file charges.

Weinstein's legal team has continued to deny allegations of "non-consensual sex" by Weinstein.