Model Ambra Gutierrez didn’t shy away from social media after a bombshell report by the New Yorker Tuesday revealed Hollywood tycoon Harvey Weinstein was “used to” groping women. Audio from 2015 of the model telling Weinstein she didn’t want to be alone with him in a room and admonishing him for touching her was posted by the New Yorker.

Gutierrez took to Instagram Wednesday to share her thoughts. To do so, she picked a quote attributed to famed chemist Marie Curie.

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves,” the message reads. “We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

The post, which features a sultry black-and-white picture of Gutierrez, was liked hundreds of times by her thousands of followers. Some people in the comment section praised her for standing up to Weinstein in the leaked audio

“Listening to the Harvey Weinstein tape of him demanding you to come with him is chilling and its very scary,” IG user aprilrod71 wrote. “You are a brave girl for coming forward. I can hear the fear in your voice as you tell him ‘no’ and how you don't want to go. You are beautiful and have a bright future ahead of you.”

Others simply commented on the model’s looks. “You look awesome, and my favourite black and white photography. Luv your positive thinking,” jasmythe7 penned.


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Weinstein has been accused of sexually abusing women for nearly three decades. He was fired from his production company, The Weinstein Company, Sunday after the allegations against him piled up.

While dozens of celebrities in Hollywood condemned Weinstein over the sex allegations, “Mean Girls” star Lindsay Lohan defended him.

“Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan. I'm in Dubai, I'm home. I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don't think it's right what's going on. I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” she said in a Snapchat video, which was eventually deleted. “He's never harmed me or done anything wrong to me, and we've done several movies together. So I think everyone needs to stop. It's wrong. So stand up.”

Lohan wasn’t the only woman to defend Weinstein. Fashion designer Donna Karan also came to his defense saying the accusers “asked for it,” but later backtracked.

Three women accused the producer of rape. A-list stars like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow alleged sexual harassment.

Weinstein denied the allegations.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” a spokeswoman told the New Yorker. “Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

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