Weinstein caresses woman during meeting hours before she says he raped her

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

New Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Inappropriately Touching Rape Accuser

Now, a video has surfaced that shows the creep in action during a meeting with businesswoman Melissa Thompson, reports Sky News.

In 2011, Thompson said she met Weinstein at the Weinstein Company office in NY to pitch her tech start-up's services.

Thompson is clearly uncomfortable throughout the video, at one place telling Weinstein his hands were moving too far up her leg.

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

Weinstein sits down and asks: "So am I allowed to flirt with you?"

"Let me have a little part of you".

Thompson told Sky News: "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 recognizing 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".

After quickly agreeing to use the technology to promote his movies, Thompson said Weinstein put his hand up her dress.

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.

According to The Associated Press, she filed a lawsuit in June, saying that he'd raped her that night at a hotel.

In a statement to Sky News, Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman says that the video of Thompson's meeting with Weinstein "demonstrates that there is nothing forceful, but casual if not awkward flirting from both parties".

Thompson thought that she would be meeting with the marketing team.

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

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

In the footage, Weinstein invites Thompson to join him at the Tribeca Grand Hotel lobby restaurant. Instead, Thompson said, he raped her.

Thompson told Sky News Weinstein was "playing a cat-and-mouse game from the very beginning to see how far he could push me, and what my reactions might be so that he could gauge how he would play with (me), where my levers were, what were my vulnerabilities".

"A little bit", she tells him in the video.

"If he would make 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".

"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.

Thompson, who had previously worked on Wall Street, rejected suggestions that she encouraged Weinstein's behavior. "There was a combination of confidence and naivety that led me to this dynamic that we see now, watching back".

She told Sky News Wednesday that he'd also touched her under the table. "I had never met anyone that I couldn't handle, until Harvey Weinstein", she said. "We don't have to live with being raped when we think we're going to a business meeting".

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

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