God is in trouble.
And by God I mean Harvey Weinstein.
The Hollywood titan’s kicked off the week standing accused by a 22-year-old woman of groping her breasts during a private get-together in his Tribeca Film Center offices last Friday afternoon. The unidentified woman reportedly filed a complaint about two hours after meeting the married producer (his wife is Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman).
Weinstein and his accuser, it seems, first met last Thursday at an event for his New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. He was questioned by police on Saturday after he, evidently, volunteered to take part in that exercise.
Although no charges were (or have been) filed against him, Weinstein did ask to leave during his interview with investigators so he could consult with his attorney.
Update: Harvey Weinstein’s accused has been identified.
She is Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, an Italian model who, as the story unfolds, has been in similar situations twice before. She has an unfortunate tie to Silvio Berlusconi, and, at 17, accused a 70-year-old man of taking advantage of her (like that).
For his part, it seems Weinstein’s camp has deemed the entire ordeal a shakedown of sorts and expects that the producer will be “fully vindicated” in the end.