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Model Accusing Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Abuse, Isn’t Scared of Hollywood Heavyweight

April 1, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Model Accusing Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein of  Sexual Abuse, Isn’t Scared of Hollywood Heavyweight

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The young model who has accused big-shot Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein expected her credibility to be attacked but is not backing down. Ambra Battilana, the 22-year-old curvaceous Italian model, has accused the movie mogul of casting a feel in his Manhattan office.

Weinstein’s representatives dismissed Battilana, claims, labeling her as an opportunist with a shady past. The model testified in the “Bunga Bunga” sex scandal case of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, as an opportunist with a sketchy past.

Another Weinstein associate said this is nothing but an attempt at blackmail.The head-turning brunette was hardly surprised by the attack on her credibility.

The New York Daily News is quoting a source close to Battilana, who said she understands Harvey has money and power. “She realizes that he’s going to come after her, But she’s confident and not scared of Harvey,” the source said.

Battilana’s attorney said his client was disgusted by the alleged encounter, which occurred last Friday night in Weinstein’s Tribeca office.

The two met at the red carpet premiere of Radio City New York Spring Spectacular, in which he was co-producing.

Battilana accused Weinstein of touching her breasts and reaching up her skirt. “He asked if her breasts were real before touching them,” a police source said.


“Battilana told Weinstein to stop and he put his hand up her skirt. He asked for a kiss; she responded “No.”

After the model had left Weinstein’s office and Battilana told a friend what had happened. She proceeded to go to the 1st Precinct Station in Tribeca to report the incident.

Detectives met with the model on Monday to discuss whether she would file charges.

“He initiated the contact,” a police source said of Weinstein “He saw her and spoke to her. She was unaware who he was until he approached her.”

The 63-year-old father of five met with detectives at the 1st Precinct on Tuesday and asked to speak to his lawyer and then was allowed to leave.

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