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.”
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:
At some pt, all the women who've been afraid to speak out abt Harvey Weinstein are gonna have to hold hands and jump: http://t.co/cYRZxE7HZV
— Jennifer Senior (@JenSeniorNY) March 30, 2015
@JenSeniorNY shouldn't the story be to find a single human being with whom he wasn't inappropriate?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 30, 2015
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