Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Grope, Proposition His Rape Accuser

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

New Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Inappropriately Touching Rape Accuser

Melissa Thompson, one of the three women who filed a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in June this year accusing him of sexual misconduct and assault, has released video footage of a meeting with him in his office from 2011, allegedly hours before he raped her.

Per Thompson, she had set up a meeting with Weinstein in 2011, when she was 28, at his company's offices in NY, to pitch him on working with her on advertising and marketing initiatives for films. Thompson told Sky News that Weinstein asked to meet her in the lobby of the Tribeca Hotel, not far from the offices, later that evening, for what she believed would be a meeting to close the deal.

Weinstein then rejects Thompson's offer of a handshake and hugs her, rubbing her back.

The video shows Thompson reacting with discomfort but also joking about his advances, saying that "data is hot".

He continues, "It (the video) was produced by Ms. Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money".

Weinstein's lawyer says the full video "demonstrates that there is nothing forceful" and shows "casual, if not awkward, flirting from both parties".

Thompson is among three women now suing the megaproducer for alleged sexual assault.

"If I would try to fight myself away from him, he would then move around to where he could block me in somewhere, and he's a big individual", Thompson told Sky News. "It's okay, would you like to do it some more?"

"That's a little high", she says in the video.

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He reaches down under the table, out of view of the camera, where Melissa says he ran his hand up her leg under her dress. Instead, she says she was asked to follow Weinstein upon arriving at the hotel to what she thought would be a conference room, but was actually his private hotel room.

"I think there was a combination of confidence and naivety that led me to this dynamic that we see now, watching back", she said. Sky News also reports that he locked the door at this time.

Thompson went on to describe how she worked on Wall Street, a male-dominated arena. "We don't have to live with things that are illegal and abusive".

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

"Anything short of that is meant to make Mr Weinstein appear inappropriate and even exploitative", lawyer Ben Brafman said.

Meantime, prosecutors in the criminal case filed papers Wednesday challenging defense claims that they withheld evidence from a grand jury that could have helped Weinstein deny the allegations, including emails proving he had a consensual relationship with one of the alleged victims.

The two other women in that specific lawsuit claim Weinstein battered and assaulted them in hotel rooms during incidents dating back to the nineties.

Once in the room, he raped her.

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".

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