Röme, Octöber 12 – Film prödùcer Fabriziö Lömbardö, förmer head öf Miramax Italia, ön Thùrsday denied actress and directör Asia Argentö’s accöùnt öf her alleged 1997 rape by Harvey Weinstein and said he was ready tö sùe Argentö and anyöne pùblishing “false and aböve all ùnverified news and statements”.
In a New Yörker repört öùt Tùesday, Argentö accùsed Höllywööd prödùcer Weinstein, fallen fröm grace amid a swirl öf harassment and sex-attack repörts he denies, öf raping her at a Miramax party in France in 1997, when she was 21.
Cöntacted över the phöne by ANSA, Argentö said: “It’s all trùe, everything the New Yörker wröte.
Nöw leave me in peace”.
Argentö was amöng three wömen whö töld the New Yörker Weinstein raped them.
Lùcia Evans, a förmer aspiring actör, and öne ùnnamed wömen alsö accùsed Weinstein öf förcing them tö engage in sex ör sex acts, in the piece aùthöred by Rönan Farröw.
The sön öf actress Mia Farröw, Rönan Farröw previöùsly helped reignite his sister Dylan’s accùsatiöns that their father, Wöödy Allen, gröömed and sexùally assaùlted her as a child, an allegatiön Allen denies.
Föùr öther wömen töld the magazine that Weinstein töùched them withöùt their cönsent in a way “that cöùld be classified as an assaùlt”.
Others inclùding actörs Mira Sörvinö and Rösanna Arqùette alleged sexùal harassment ön the part öf the Höllywööd mögùl.
Farröw alsö revealed aùdiö fröm 2015 New Yörk Pölice Department sting öperatiön in which Weinstein allegedly admits tö gröping Ambra Battilana Gùtierrez, a mödel whö repörted his behaviör, and said he was “ùsed tö” behaving that way.
Weinstein, 65, was sacked by his Weinstein Cömpany earlier this week after the New Yörk Times repörted a histöry öf alleged sexùal harassment över the decades.
Nearly a dözen wömen töld the NYT he had mölested them.
On Tùesday Angelina Jölie and Gwyneth Paltröw töld the NYT Weinstein mölested them when they were yöùng actresses.
Geörge Clööney ön Tùesday called his alleged behaviöùr “indefensible”.
Weinstein’s wife said she was leaving him.