Harvey Weinstein Accuser Releases Video Of Alleged Sexual Assault

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New footage has been released of Harvey Weinstein behaving inappropriately during a meeting with a woman, who said he then raped her hours after.

Nearly immediately, Weinstein asks: "Am I allowed to flirt with you?"

"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".

At the start of the video, Weinstein rejects an effort by Thompson to shake hands, opting instead to give her a hug while rubbing her back. He then asks, "So, am I allowed to flirt with you?" to which Thompson replies, "Um, we'll see, a little bit".

While pitching her product, she appeared to make a joke about data being hot right now.

Sky News aired only portions of the video. Thompson's lawyers declined to share it with The Associated Press.

"We believe that the People's response in its entirety makes it absolutely clear that the case against Mr. Weinstein can not be successfully prosecuted", said Brafman in a statement to Deadline. "It was produced by Ms Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money".

Claiming that the video tried to malign Weinstein for financial gain, Barfman said facts mattered.

The video shows Melissa Thompson, one of three women now suing Weinstein for sexual assault, pitching her tech startup to the movie mogul at The Weinstein Company offices in 2011.

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She also said his demeanour changed during the meeting, and noted how his eyes darkened and he "looked like a predator". Thompson alleges that a few hours later Weinstein took her to the nearby Tribeca Grand hotel where, she claims, he raped her after cornering her.

When she arrived to the hotel, Thompson said, Weinstein lead her away from the lobby and into the hotel; she believed he was taking her to a conference room. If he made a comment, I would try to catch it and return it in a way that felt a little safer than the way he threw it at me.

Thompson is one of three women who filed a lawsuit against Weinstein in June. Thompson is not among them.

She told Sky News she wanted to keep the conversation professional and politely pushed back at his advances while also trying to preserve the deal.

"I never met anyone that I couldn't handle until Harvey Weinstein", she said. "We don't have to live with things that are illegal and abusive". "But I hate feeling like a booty call", according to the defense.

Prosecutors argued they had no obligation to turn over the emails because Weinstein could have testified about the relationship himself, but decided against it.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein expressed skepticism about the strength of allegations the men conspired to cover-up Weinstein's misdeeds by intimidating the women, and gave their lawyer until October 31 to revise the complaint.

The D.A. isn't say more at this time but Weinstein's lawyer wasn't buying it.

Harvey Weinstein attends an event on October 5, 2011 in NY.

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