A Harvey Weinstein accuser has released a video of him harassing her

A Harvey Weinstein accuser has released a video of him harassing her

A Harvey Weinstein accuser has released a video of him harassing her

New footage has been released of Harvey Weinstein behaving inappropriately during a meeting with a woman, who said he then raped her hours after.

Melissa Thompson says she went to meet Mr Weinstein at his NY offices in 2011 as a representative for a tech start-up that was pitching online video services.

Thompson recorded the meeting as part of the demo, and in the video obtained by Sky News, it's immediately clear that something is amiss.

The video shows Thompson reacting with discomfort but also joking about his advances, saying that "data is hot".

Near the beginning of the meeting Weinstein is heard asking Thompson "Am I allowed to flirt with you?", to which she replied "We'll see". In the video, she noticeably squirms and says "that's a little high". "It's okay. Would you like to do it some more?"

Thompson is clearly on edge, trying to keep the boundaries of professionalism up while also attempting to appease the very rich and powerful man she is hoping to do business with.

The women suing Weinstein - Caitlin Dulany, Larissa Gomes and Melissa Thompson - filed the lawsuit on behalf of "hundreds of other females like them" who were subject to "unwanted sexual conduct" from Weinstein "that took many forms: flashing, groping, fondling, harassing, battering, false imprisonment, sexual assault, attempted rape, and/or completed rape". 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.

"If I would try to fight myself away from him, he would then move around to a place where he could block me in".

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Weinstein's lawyer said the full video "demonstrates that there is nothing forceful" and shows "casual, if not awkward, flirting from both parties".

"Anything short of that is meant to make Mr Weinstein appear inappropriate and even exploitative", lawyer Ben Brafman said. "This is a further attempt to publicly disgrace Mr. Weinstein for financial gain, and we will not stand for it".

"I never met anyone that I couldn't handle until Harvey Weinstein", she said.

Harvey Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs into the State Supreme Court after on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman on 9 July 2018 in New York City. I constantly felt trapped, no matter where I turned. Thompson says, cordially shoving Weinstein.

Thompson, who had previously worked on Wall Street, rejected suggestions that she encouraged Weinstein's behavior. "We don't have to live with things that are illegal and abusive". In an interview with Sky, she said he would go from "almost pulling a trigger on using" her service, and then he would put his hand under the table and up her dress. They said the secret grand jury documents provided to the judge were enough to show they presented evidence "fairly and in a manner that was not misleading".

Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of a litany of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.

"It wasn't an invitation to go to his hotel room".

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