Journalist Ronan Farrow has released an audio recording of Harvey Weinstein threatening actress Amber Guttierez with missing out on 'big opportunities' if she didn't trust her and do "relaxing things" with him such as "Massages" and "something fun," that her career would suffer.
"If you want to spend time with me I will mentor you, I will teach you or whatever but you have to, you know, relax with me, have fun, enjoy," Weinstein can be heard on the covert recording used in a failed 2015 sting orchestrated by the NYPD.
"What things?" asks Guttierez.
"Nothing, just relaxing things. Massages, something fun," Weinstein replies.
After the back-and-forth continues, the disgraced movie mogul says "If you do not trust me, then we have no reason to do anything and you will lose big opportunities."
Today’s #CatchAndKill Podcast looks at Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of dangling career opportunities that quickly turned into traps—and lets you hear him doing it through astonishing new tape from a police sting operation. Subscribe here: https://t.co/649mmaiRam pic.twitter.com/vv1lNtRBgb— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 21, 2020
In a second recording, Weinstein accuser Lucia Evans describes how she allowed Weinstein to overpower her - recalling 'giving up' in a 2004 incident at his Miramax office in Tribeca.
"I tried to struggle away but he's a big guy, you know?" Evans told Farrow when she called him before the journalist released his bombshell report on Weinstein.
"So he overpowered me but I don't know if I, along the process, I think I just sort of gave up," she added, while breaking into tears.
"Right? Like that's where I feel like... if he 1000 percent forced me and I was like screaming and like fighting him to the death I would feel like a little more proud of this whole situation but I think."
On this week’s #CatchAndKill Pod, Lucia Evans offers a public service, letting me air our first call, where she breaks down describing her assault. It reveals a lot about the stakes of abuses of power. (Also upsetting—take care while listening.) Subscribe: https://t.co/649mmaiRam pic.twitter.com/2ar04Crqbk— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 22, 2020
Weinstein will return to court in Manhattan on Tuesday for his ongoing trial for five counts of sexual assault. If convicted on all of them, he faces life in prison.