Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been questioned by cops after a woman accused him of groping her during the Tribeca film Festival last Friday.
Police said on Monday that a 22-year old Italian model said the movie mogul grabbed her breasts and placed his hands on her thigh during a meeting in his office.
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The catwalker told police that the famed producer grabbed her breasts and touched her thigh around 6 p.m. Friday in his office at the Tribeca Film Center, sources said.
“He asked if they [her breasts] were real,” a police source said of the woman’s complaint.
The woman said that Weinstein grabbed her breast, and she said “no,” removing his hand to make him stop, the source said. He then put his hands up her skirt, and asked if he could kiss her, she alleged.
Afterward, she walked into the 1st Precinct to file a complaint.
The model is reported to have ties with disgraced former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the scandal that made world headlines about him allegedly paying for underage prostitutes while in office.
The Manhattan District Attorney will decide on whether to file charges … and and according to New York Daily News, Weinstein initiated contact and the model never knew who he was until he approached her.
Weistein has already declared his innocence. A source close to the producer said of the incident, ‘We believe this is a blackmail attempt, and he did nothing wrong.’