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Audio: Harvey Weinstein apparently admits to groping woman in 2015

The New Yorker on Tuesday published audio that was recorded during what the magazine described as a NYPD sting operation, in which Weinstein appears to admit to groping a model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.

The recording was part of a lengthy investigation into sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

In the audio, recorded in 2015, Weinstein repeatedly asks Gutierrez to go with him to his hotel room as she repeatedly asks to leave.

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“I won’t do it again, come on, sit here,” he says in the recording after Gutierrez asked why he touched her breast the previous day.

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At one point in the recording, he tells Gutierrez to go with him for “five minutes” and warns her, “don’t ruin your friendship with me for five minutes.”