Ronan Farrow releases audio tapes of Harvey Weinstein asking actress for a massage or ‘she will lose big opportunities’ and another accuser sobbing as she recalls ‘letting him rape her’ in his office in the middle of the movie mogul’s trial
- Farrow released a tape actress Ambra Guttierez recorded of Weinstein in 2015
- In it, he told her he could ‘mentor and teach her’ but that she had to ‘have fun with him’
- When she asked what kind of things he did for fun, he said: ‘Massages’
- The actress replied that she was shy but he said she would ‘lose big opportunities’ if she did not trust him
- Another tape is of Lucia Evans sobbing as she recalls ‘giving in to Weinstein’ as he allegedly raped her in his office in 2004
- She reported it to police and he was charged over it but got it dropped because of improper police investigation
- Weinstein is currently on trial in New York on five charges relating to other incidents
Ronan Farrow has released an audio tape of Harvey Weinstein telling an actress she would miss out on ‘big opportunities’ if she did not trust him and another recording of a different woman describing how the movie mogul allegedly raped her in the midst of his New York sex crimes trial.
The first tape is of Amber Guttierez and was secretly recorded as part of a failed sting operation orchestrated by the NYPD to try to catch Weinstein in 2015.
Other tapes have emerged in the past but in the clip played by Farrow in his podcast, Catch and Kill, the 67-year-old Weinstein is heard directly offering Guttierez advice and movie opportunities in exchange for ‘fun’.
‘If you want to spend time with me I will mentor you, I will teach you or whatever but you have to, you know, relax with me, have fun, enjoy,’ he said.
The audio tape is of Weinstein (left at court on Wednesday) telling actress Ambra Guttierez that she will lose ‘big opportunities’ if she does not trust him
She then asked him ‘what things’ he would like to do to relax.
‘Nothing, just relaxing things. Massages, something fun,’ he said.
In another tape released by Farrow, Lucia Evans sobbed as he described ‘giving in’ to Weinstein and letting him allegedly rape her in his office in 2004
The actress replied to him: ‘No, I’m shy.’ Weinstein kept talking, saying: ‘But a massage, something nice.’
He then became more serious, saying: ‘If you do not trust me, then we have no reason to do anything and you will lose big opportunities.’
Farrow also played a clip of Lucia Evans, one of the woman whose report to police about Weinstein triggered his trial, where she relived her alleged assault.
Weinstein was charged over the incident with Evans but it was dismissed when his attorneys pointed out flaws in the NYPD investigation into it.
He nevertheless stands trial over two other incidents involving two other women.
The clip of Lucia was made by Farrow when she called him for the first time to report what had happened to her.
‘It was before Farrow’s story in The New Yorker and another piece by two female New York Times reporters blew the lid on his alleged reign of abuse across Hollywood.
‘I just gave up and said, “I’m just going to do this because apparently this is what I have to do. And that’s the most horrible part of this and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long.
In the phone call, Lucia cried as she recalled ‘giving up’ and allowing Weinstein to allegedly overpower her in his Miramax office in Tribeca in 2004.
She had gone to speak to him about her career when, she says, he forced himself on her.
‘I tried to struggle away but he’s a big guy, you know?
‘So he overpowered me but I don’t know if I, along the process,I think I just sort of gave up.
Guttierez with Farrow recording his podcast Catch and Kill. It is also the name of his book
‘Right? Like that’s where I feel like… if he 1000 percent forced me and I was like screaming and like fighting him to the death I would feel like a little more proud of this whole situation but I think
‘I just gave up and said, “I’m just going to do this because apparently this is what I have to do.
‘And that’s the most horrible part of this and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long.
‘Cause so many women just give up and then they feel like it’s their fault, you know?
‘If it had been always clear cut thing I feel like a lot of people would be coming forward earlier but it’s never clear cut.
‘Power is a very real thing and intimidation is very real and that’s what did,’ she cried.
Weinstein will return to court in Manhattan on Thursday.
He faces life in prison if convicted on the five counts of sexual assault he is facing.