Melissa Thompson says she went to meet Mr Weinstein at his NY offices in 2011 as a representative for a tech start-up that was pitching online video services. In her jury seeking action, Thompson says that Weinstein raped her later than day in a almost hotel.
Video from that meeting, which Thompson took on her laptop in 2011 as a recorded presentation, aired on Sky News Wednesday as part of an exclusive interview with Thompson. Weinstein immediately brushes off Thompson's offer of a handshake and instead hugs her, his hand drifting down towards her waist as he rubs her back during the embrace.
In the video, she can be heard telling Weinstein: "Data's so hot, right?"
Thompson told Sky News Weinstein was "playing a cat-and-mouse game from the very beginning to see how far he could push me, and what my reactions might be so that he could gauge how he would play with (me), where my levers were, what were my vulnerabilities".
In a statement, Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman said: "The video, when viewed in its entirety, in context and not in select excerpts, demonstrates that there is nothing forceful, but casual - if not awkward - flirting from both parties ..."
Thompson is a plaintiff in the class action suit against Weinstein, and back in June spoke to NBC News about her experience with Weinstein. "It's okay. Would you like to do it some more?"
"That's a little high", she says in the video. At first I was kind of trying to manage the situation.
When she arrived to the hotel, Thompson said, Weinstein lead her away from the lobby and into the hotel; she believed he was taking her to a conference room. "His eyes became dark", she said.
At the end of the meeting, Thompson and Weinstein made arrangements to meet at a nearby hotel lobby later that night.
"Anything short of that is meant to make Mr Weinstein appear inappropriate and even exploitative", lawyer Ben Brafman said.
"If he would make a comment, I would try to catch it and return it in a way that felt a little safer than the way he threw it at me". Sky News also reports that he locked the door at this time.
Thompson, who had previously worked on Wall Street, rejected suggestions that she encouraged Weinstein's behavior. "I thought I could handle it, I had never met anyone that I couldn't handle... until Harvey Weinstein".
Meantime, prosecutors are challenging Weinstein's attorneys' claims that they hid evidence from the jury that could have helped the disgraced filmmaker deny his sexual assault allegations, including one email in which an alleged victim wrote, "I love you, always do. This is a further attempt to publicly disgrace Mr. Weinstein for financial gain, and we will not stand for it. Facts do matter", the lawyer told People magazine.
The two other women in that specific lawsuit claim Weinstein battered and assaulted them in hotel rooms during incidents dating back to the nineties. Instead, he brought her to a hotel room where he allegedly raped her.