Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Harvey Weinstein Accuser Releases Video of Creepy Business Meeting Before Alleged Rape

New Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Inappropriately Touching Rape Accuser

In it the video, the professional meeting takes on an air of predation nearly immediately, as Weinstein touches Thompson inappropriately and asks her inappropriate questions.

The response from the Big Apple D.A. comes on the same day that Sky News has exclusive video of Weinstein sexually harassing Melissa Thompson in September 2011 in what was supposed to be a pitch meeting for a potential analytics service for the Weinstein Company.

Thompson told the station she had been offering her tech company's video platform to the 66-year-old, and recorded the meeting as part of the pitch. Also in June, the website the Blast published a still image, pulled from a recording, of a meeting between Thompson and Weinstein in which the producer was said to have groped her.

"Data's so hot", Thompson says later in the video.

"At first I tried to volley a little bit with him".

"Now I see he's trying, in any way he can, to move me into that zone of comfortable then uncomfortable and confused, and vulnerable, and recognising that he's powerful and I'm not, and that I need this deal from him, and he has the power to give it to me". I constantly felt trapped, no matter where I turned.

As seen in the video, Weinstein expressed genuine interest in the product she was pitching and indicated that her pitch had been successful. She said Weinstein led her to a hotel room and raped her.

Throughout the meeting, Weinstein continually makes suggestive comments toward Thompson.

She replies: "A little bit... a little high, that's a little high, that's a little high".

After the meeting, she says, Weinstein arranged to meet her a few hours later at a hotel lobby, where she thought they were going to close the deal, according to Sky News.

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In the video, Thompson is polite and friendly with Weinstein, but at one point he reportedly touched her leg off-camera.

Along the way, she said, he rebuffed her attempts to fight or get away.

"I knew I was losing the ability to control the situation and keep it professional", she said.

"I never met anyone that I couldn't handle until Harvey Weinstein", she added.

In a statement, Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman said: "The video, when viewed in its entirety, in context and not in select excerpts, demonstrates that there is nothing forceful, but casual - if not awkward - flirting from both parties ..."

"Anything short of that is meant to make Mr. Weinstein appear inappropriate, and even exploitative", said Benjamin Brafman. "We don't have to live with things that are illegal and abusive".

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Thompson was part of a class-action lawsuit against Weinstein filed in June in which she claimed the producer began to harass and fondle her, several U.S. media outlets reported.

"This is a further attempt to publicly disgrace Mr Weinstein for financial gain, and we will not stand for it", he said.

Seventy five women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault and he has been charged in NY for sexually assaulting three women. They said the secret grand jury documents provided to the judge were enough to show they presented evidence "fairly and in a manner that was not misleading".

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