Three women told the New Yorker that Harvey Weinstein raped them in a scathing new article about the allegedly predatory former Miramax exec.
In a piece published today and written by Ronan Farrow (son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen), actress Asia Argento, a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans, and another unidentified woman levied new allegations against Weinstein, among them include “forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex.”
Farrow writes, “In the course of a ten-month investigation, I was told by thirteen women that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, allegations that corroborate and overlap with the Times’s revelations, and also include far more serious claims.”
Farrow says that Argento, who was 21 at the time of the alleged incident, claims she was lured into Weinstein’s hotel room under false pretenses. From there, Farrow writes “she reluctantly agreed to give Weinstein a massage, he pulled her skirt up, forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop.”
You will know the truth. And the truth will set you free. https://t.co/8rFPYC3Q4I
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) October 10, 2017
The New Yorker also obtained audio recorded by a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez as part of an NYPD sting operation in 2015. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard admitting to groping the model and described it as behavior he is “used to.”
The Manhattan District Attorney ultimately decided not to pursue charges against Weinstein, according to the New Yorker.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 10, 2017
Allegations against Weinstein first surfaced last week in the New York Times. He was fired from his own company over the weekend.
Weinstein has denied “any allegations of non-consensual sex.”