In a bombshell report from The New Yorker, it has now been revealed that police with the Special Victims Division outfitted model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez with a wire one day after she told them Weinstein had grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt during a March 2015 business meeting in his New York City office.
According to the report, Weinstein met Gutierrez, who was 22 at the time, at Radio City Music Hall’s “New York Spring Spectacular”. The report says he told her that she looked like actress Mila Kunis.
Following the alleged incident in his Tribeca, New York City office, Gutierrez met Weinstein at the bar of the Tribeca Grand Hotel, wearing a wire.
The recording obtained by Gutierrez reportedly captured him bragging about the “many actresses whose careers he advanced and repeatedly urging her to go with him to a room upstairs.”
Gutierrez followed Weinstein upstairs, stopping outside the door to Weinstein’s room. The report states that Gutierrez refused to enter the room, instead asking him why he had attacked her the previous day.
“Oh, please, I’m sorry, just come in,” Weinstein reportedly replies.
“I’m used to that. Come on. Please.”
Gutierrez then asks: “You’re used to that?”
“Yes,” Weinstein says, adding: “I won’t do it again.”
However, at the time, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to press charges. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan DA’s Office said: “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.”