This Hollywood heavyweight is hitting back. Oscar wining Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein vowed on Monday, Mar. 30, that he will be "fully vindicated" against a claim that he had sexually assaulted a woman last week in New York City.
The New York Daily News reported on Monday that a police source said Weinstein "asked if [the woman's] breasts were real before touching them." The insider told the paper that Weinstein allegedly "put his hand up her skirt. He asked for a kiss; she responded 'No.'"
Two law enforcement officials also told The New York Times on Monday that Weinstein, the high-powered co-chair of The Weinstein Company, was questioned after the alleged incident.
Weinstein's rep Ken Sunshine released a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday, saying that his client was working with police to clear the claims. "We are cooperating fully with the authorities, and are confident that we will be fully vindicated," his rep told Us. "We will have no further comment."
The woman, a 22-year-old Italian model whose name has not been released, claimed that she met Weinstein for the first time ever last Thursday at Radio City Music Hall.
"They did not know each other," one anonymous law enforcement official told the NY Times. "She didn’t know him and he didn’t know her; there is no indication she knew who he was."
After exchanging emails, the two met at his office last Friday, Mar. 27, where she claimed the alleged incident occurred. Afterward, the woman went to police, where the NY Times reported that she was interviewed by the NYPD's Special Victims Squad.
Weinstein is married to Marchesa co-designer Georgina Chapman, with whom he shares two children, a son, 2, and daughter, 4. He also shares three kids with his first wife Eve Chilton Weinstein.
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