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Groping allegations against Harvey Weinstein take new twists & turns

By WITW Staff on April 3, 2015

Famed movie Harvey Weinstein producer Harvey Weinstein groped and fondled 22-year-old Italian model and actress Ambra Battilana during a closed door meeting, she reported to New York police late last week. Since then, Weinstein has met with investigators and has yet to be charged. Through a representative, he’s denied the accusations and says he expects to be “fully vindicated.”

Ambra Battilana


Now, reports are emerging that the Battilana had a “controlled phone call” with Weinstein that was set up by the NYPD and that she may be pondering dropping the charges. Meanwhile, on Twitter, Weinstein has been taking a beating. New York magazine writer Jennifer Senior said Weinstein is notorious for being inappropriate with women, and added that his casting couch behavior is a ‘despicable open secret.” Conservative commentator John Podhoretz countered, suggesting that Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior extends to all human beings, not just women. Here’s a sample of their conversation:

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