Model Who Accused Harvey Weinstein: ‘My Life is Coming Back to Me’

Ambra Gutierrez accused the movie mogul of sexual misconduct two years before #metoo.

December 17, 2017 8:27 am
Harvey Weinstein sent an email to friends that leaked in Hollywood this week. (Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Italian model Ambra Gutierrez had endured a hellish, ongoing ordeal since the night she met movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at a theater reception in March 2015. Promising to help her break into films, he brought her back to his Tribeca office, where he reportedly groped her. Incensed, Gutierrez reported the incident to the NYPD and agreed to become a part of a sting operation. It worked. She secretly recorded an apology from Weinstein seemingly admitting the conduct, even as he tried to coax her to accompany him to a hotel. But the fallout didn’t go according to script: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. opted not to prosecute and Weinstein paid off Gutierrez with a $1 million contract, as long as she signed a nondisclosure agreement. She felt forced to flee New York as an outcast.

Fast forward to late 2017 and Weinstein has been toppled by the #metoo movement. Gutierrez tells The New York Post in a cover story interview in Sunday’s newspaper that she finally feels “vindicated.” “My life is finally coming back to me,” the model told the tabloid.

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