Weinstein denies admitting he offered ‘acting jobs in exchange for sex’

Harvey Weinstein made headlines on Friday when an article was published by the Spectator that claimed Weinstein had admitted to offering actresses acting jobs in exchange for sex, but the former movie mogul’s lawyer is now denying Weinstein made any admissions.

The reporter, Taki, told TMZ: “I believe that I may have misrepresented Harvey Weinstein’s conversation with me. It was my mistake.”

Earlier Friday, the Spectator reported that the disgraced movie mogul, who pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in June, said his behavior is the norm in Hollywood.

“You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere,” Weinstein told Taki, according to the article in the Spectator. “You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood.”

He then admitted, according to the article: “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”

Weinstein was accompanied by his lawyer Ben Brafman for the chat. Brafman told TMZ the interview with Taki did take place, but the recounting was not accurate.

Harvey Weinstein made headlines on Friday when an article was published by the Spectator that claimed Weinstein had admitted to offering actresses acting jobs in exchange for sex, but the former movie mogul’s lawyer is now denying Weinstein made any admissions.

The reporter, Taki, told TMZ: “I believe that I may have misrepresented Harvey Weinstein’s conversation with me. It was my mistake.”

Earlier Friday, the Spectator reported that the disgraced movie mogul, who pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in June, said his behavior is the norm in Hollywood.

“You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere,” Weinstein told Taki, according to the article in the Spectator. “You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood.”

He then admitted, according to the article: “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”

Weinstein was accompanied by his lawyer Ben Brafman for the chat. Brafman told TMZ the interview with Taki did take place, but the recounting was not accurate.

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