Transcript for Oscar winners accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct
George, now to those explosive new allegations about Harvey Weinstein, stars like Gwyneth paltrow and Angelina Jolie coming forward saying they also received unwanted sexual advances from the movie mogul and now stunning secretly recorded audio of Weinstein urging an actress to go into his hotel room has emerged and linsey Davis is here with the latest on this growing scandal. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning. Nearly 30 accusers and counting. In less than a week Harvey Weinstein has lost his job, his respect and now his wife. We're talking about a man who has been thanked more than god at the academy awards and now scathing words for Harvey Weinstein including from the board of the company he founded calling his alleged action antithetical to human decency. The explosive new allegations against Harvey Weinstein now include rape and the audiotape in which the media mogul himself admits to touching an Italian model without her consent. I'm going to take a shower. You sit there and have a drink. Reporter: The recording obtained by "The new Yorker" and verified by ABC news was part of a sting operation by the new York police. You touched my breast. Please, I'm sorry, just come on in. I'm used to that. You're used to that. Yes, come in. Reporter: You can see the woman say no to Weinstein 12 times. The number of times this woman says she's uncomfortable. She wants to leave is upsetting to listen to obviously and then, of course, there's also the very significant fact that he concedes this conduct took place and describes it as something he is used to. Reporter: According to the Manhattan d.a.'s office the case was never prosecuted because the audio was insufficient to prove a crime under New York law. The author of the account says multiple executives and assistants described a familiar pattern of behavior and a culture of complicity and three women including actress Asia Argento say they were raped by him and forced to perform sex acts. Two of Hollywood's biggest stars add their names to the growing list of accusers, Gwyneth paltrow says early on in her career Weinstein summoned her to his suite for a work meeting and placed his hands on her. Then suggested they head to the bedroom for massages. I was a kid. I was petrified she told "The times." I thought he was going to fire me. Paltrow says she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt who confronted Weinstein telling him never to touch paltrow again. Years later, she thanked him at the academy awards. I would like to thank Harvey Weinstein. Reporter: Angelina Jolie also told the paper that Weinstein made unwanted advances toward her in a hotel room in the late '90s. I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did. Nearly 30 women now say they have been harassed, assaulted or raped by Weinstein, among them this screenwriter. After about 30 minutes he asked to excuse himself and go to the bathroom. He returned in nothing but a robe with the front open and he was buck naked. Reporter: A-listers including leading men whose careers Weinstein helped make -- Harvey Weinstein who believes in us. Reporter: -- Now lining up to condemn him. Ben Affleck calling his actions sick and in another interview Matt Damon adding this is the kind of sex wag predation that keeps me up at now. Now his wife of ten years, fashion designer Georgina Chapman is also backing away saying in a statement to "People" magazine, my heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Weinstein did not respond to requests for comment but his spokesperson gave a statement to "The new Yorker" saying any allegations of nonconsensual sex are denied by Mr. Weinstein and he has further confirmed there were never any acts of retaliation against women for refusing his advances. We're hearing from his brother who has harsh words for him. Bob has been his partner throughout all their success but has harsh words saying my brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man. I've urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow. He has proven himself to be a world class liar and now rather than seeking help he is looking to blame others. I pray he gets the help that he needs. He's been condemned by Hillary Clinton, the Obamas, his friends, it's got to be harsh coming from his brother. Just brutal. New details about last
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