UPDATE: According the the New York Post, the woman who accused Harvey Weinstein of groping is model and former beauty queen Ambra Battilana. The model said she met Weinstein at the red-carpet opening of his New York Spring Spectacular last Thursday. After e-mailing back and forth, according the The Post, they set up an audition in Weinstein’s office which is when the alleged groping happened.
Battilana claims she said “No, stop,” when the producer tried to grab her breast and that's when he put his hand up her skirt and asked her for a kiss.
A spokesman for Weinstein said, “We are cooperating fully with the authorities and are confident that we will be fully vindicated. We will have no further comment.”
A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed a 22-year-old woman has accused producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein of groping her in New York on Friday. The woman told police that Weinstein groped her breast at the Tribeca Film Center. The Executive Producer of Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained has an office in the same building of the Tribeca Film Center. The identity of the woman has not be released and no charges have been filed.
Stay tuned for the latest.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]