If you ever wondered what it would’ve been like to be in a meeting with Harvey Weinstein – you can now see for yourself. Melissa Thompson, who has charged that Weinstein raped her, met with the now-disgraced Hollywood producer back in September 2011. She was at The Weinstein Company offices in New York in to pitch her tech start-up company's new video and analytics service.
In the video, which you can see HERE, the meeting begins with Weinstein telling staffers that he didn’t want to be disturbed…and locking the door. Then, when Thompson offers her hand, he pulls her into an embrace. And while he initially asked if he “could flirt with her,” the banter clearly became more when his arm movements have her respond with, "A little bit... a little high, that's a little high, that's a little high." She says that’s when he put his hand up her skirt.
While Thompson says she thought she had control of the banter – everything went out the window when she was called back to meet him later that day. She thought they’d be in a conference room – she was instead led to his room where she says the rape occurred.
- Of course, Weinstein’s attorney is pushing back. In a statement Harvey Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman says: "Several respected journalists and trustworthy individuals have seen the entire video…and say, when viewed in its entirety, in context and not in select excerpts, demonstrates that there is nothing forceful, but casual – if not awkward – flirting from both parties. Anything short of that is intended to make Mr Weinstein appear inappropriate, and even exploitative. It was produced by Ms Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money. This is a further attempt to publicly disgrace Mr Weinstein for financial gain, and we will not stand for it. Facts do matter."
- Speaking of facts, there are nearly 100 women who have come forward - you can see the list of them and how they say Weinstein abused them HERE.
Source: Sky News