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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:48 AM

How the NY Post smeared an actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

While facing sexual harassment allegations in 2015, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein received some help from the New York Post’s gossip section, Page Six. The paper ran a series of stories day after day that smeared the Italian actress making the allegations and attacked her credibility.

More than two years later, those allegations made by the model and actress, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez — who alleged that Weinstein groped her breasts and put his hand up her skirt — are back in the press following a pair of bombshell articles in the New York Times and the New Yorker that share stories from numerous women who allege Weinstein harassed, and in some cases, assaulted them.

The New Yorker on Tuesday detailed Gutierrez’s allegations as part of a widespread investigation into allegations against Weinstein made by 13 different women. As part of its investigation, the New Yorker published an audio recording of Weinstein and Gutierrez, which she recorded on a hidden microphone as part of a sting operation by the New York Police Department, according to the report. In it, Weinstein can be heard admitting that he groped Gutierrez, saying that he was “used to” behaving that way.

But in 2015, when that audio was not available to the public or to the press, Gutierrez’s account — and her character — was roundly attacked by the Post, which ran a series of articles questioning her credibility, while implicitly defending Weinstein.

Those articles, which were published in late March and early April 2015, were accompanied by extremely revealing photographs of Gutierrez, referenced her “lingerie shots from various modeling gigs,” and included a series of claims that suggested her account of the alleged assault was not to be believed.


In the series of articles, Page Six published quotes from anonymous sources who called Gutierrez “an opportunist” who was neither “an ideal victim” nor “a serious victim.” In another article, an unnamed source in the second paragraph accused Gutierrez of “blackmail.”

When Page Six reported on the contents of the now-infamous audio recording, the Post defended Weinstein’s alleged actions:

“Weinstein did not deny that he grabbed her breast — but would be able to argue that it was appropriate because as a producer he would need to know if her breasts were the real deal.”


Well the folks at Murdoch's RW tabloid rag certainly have changed their tune. Funny how now they don't mind smearing Clinton, Obama, Democrats, Hollywood liberals for not speaking out about Harvey.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:59 AM

1. Let us unmask this writer or writers and let them explain themselves

let us smear them

Every day the Dragon gets more angry

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