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March 20, 2018

NYPD Hid Weinstein Accuser Out of Fear Manhattan DA's Office Was Trying to Intimidate Her

True Conservatives have nothing but childish hero-worship of their government officials, so long as those government officials carry guns, I've been repeatedly told.

The NYPD used that exchange to set up a sting for the next day. Battilana would wear a wire and meet with Weinstein in person to try to get a recording of him admitting to the assault. The NYPD contacted Martha Bashford who handled sex crimes for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and let her know about the planned sting. According to them, she gave the okay but did not take any further interest in overseeing the case.

After recording the audio (see below), the NYPD asked Weinstein to come down to the station. He immediately started threatening the detectives and saying he would call the Chief of the NYPD. As soon as Weinstein learned who had accused him, he lawyered up. Not just any lawyers, but two with connections to the DA's office. And shortly after that, the DA's office began its investigation into Battilana’s story, an investigation which the NYPD felt was strangely accusatory. In fact, the police decided they would stash Battilana in hotels to help her avoid the District Attorney's investigators.


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