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Weinstein sex scandal deepens

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October 11, 2017

A media report says Harvey Weinstein raped three women, something the media mogul denies.

The New Yorker is reporting that Harvey Weinstein has previously raped three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul.

A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine.

The expose, published on Tuesday, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape.

Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third woman spoke anonymously.

Attorneys for Weinstein did not immediately return messages on Tuesday. The New Yorker quoted Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister responding that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein".

The article also cited a 2015 audio recording made by the New York Police department wherein Weinstein admits to groping a model named Ambra Battilana Guiterrez.

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