Harvey Weinstein Accused of Molesting Model

A woman who accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts has been identified as a 22-year-old model with links to disgraced Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Weinstein has been questioned by the NYPD over the alleged fondling of former beauty queen Ambra Battilana, who was identified by Page Six on Monday.

The movie producer allegedly put his hand up the model’s skirt and asked for a kiss, sources told the Post.

Battilana allegedly previously witnessed a ‘bunga-bunga’ orgy involving Berlusconi and offered testimony to Italian authorities.

She told police that Weinstein, who is married with five children, touched her breasts and thigh at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan on Friday evening.

Miss Battilana formerly competed for the Miss Italia crown in 2010 and represented the region of Piedmont.

She has previously shot photographs with creative agency, Antistudio, modeling bikinis.

The 22-year-old posted a picture five days ago on her Instagram account, located at Radio City Music Hall, with the hashtags: ‘#NewYork #Spring #Spectacular #Rockettes #RadioCity. #tonight #fresh #popcorn.’

She established a new Twitter account on Monday and posted the message: ‘Don’t stop Dreaming just because you had a Nightmare.’

In 2011, Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, reported that Miss Battilana had told police during interviews that she attended a party at Berlusconi’s mansion when she was 19 where girls were performing stripteases and topless dancing.

The Manhattan District Attorney has yet to decide whether charges will be filed against Weinstein.

The DA’s office declined to comment to comment when contacted on Tuesday.

Sex crimes detectives reportedly spoke with Miss Battilana on Monday.

A source close to the investigation told the New York Daily News that the 63-year-old met up with Battilana at the film center, which also houses the offices of The Weinstein Company, at 6pm on Friday.

Weinstein first met the former Miss Italy contestant the night before at his New York Spring Spectacular show in Radio City Music Hall and arranged for her to come in for an audition and to ‘talk business’.

Weinstein, who produced hit movies Pulp Fiction, The King’s Speech and Gangs Of New York, allegedly asked the Italian model if her breasts were ‘real’, Page Six reported.

Weinstein then allegedly grabbed the woman’s breasts, prompting her to say ‘no’ to try to make him stop.

The 22-year-old left the film center and filed a complaint at the 1st Police Precinct.

A source close to The Weinstein Company told Page Six the groping allegations were nothing more than a ‘blackmail attempt’ and insisted that the award-winning movie producer ‘did nothing wrong’.

Daily Mail Online was awaiting a comment from The Weinstein Company.

Weinstein, who is originally from Queens, New York, founded Miramax studio with his brother Bob in 1979 and is worth an estimated $200 million.

He is married to British-born fashion designer Georgina Chapman, 25 years his junior, who founded the luxury label Marchesa.

The couple have been together for seven years and have a young son and daughter.

Weintein also have three older daughters from his first marriage to his former assistant, Eve Chilton. The two split up in 2004.

Weinstein’s New York Spring Spectacular show featuring The Rockettes is currently playing at Radio City Music Hall.

Weinstein skipped the New York premiere of his latest movie, Women In Gold, at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday night where stars Helen Mirren and Katie Holmes were seen on the red carpet.

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