A recording of a phone call obtained exclusively by Inside Edition captures Harvey Weinstein defending himself to The New York Times shortly before the outlet published one of numerous stories that eventually led to his fall from grace.
In the secretly recorded conference call, Weinstein becomes animated as he presses for more information on allegations that he paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades.
"I think you ought to be specific and tell me who they are and if they're on the record," he tells the two Times reporters, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who did not record the call.
He later adds, "I'm not a saint, but I'm not the sinner you think I am."
At times, Weinstein challenges their reporting.
"There are many mistakes you've made," says Weinstein. "I promise we will find them."
The award-winning Times reporters, who did not know the conference call was being recorded, go on to ask Weinstein whether he has any comment regarding the allegations.
"It seems like you have a lotta hearsay on your hands," he replies. "I'm gonna say this nicely: Get the facts right. ... You're journalists."
Weinstein denies all allegations of wrongdoing.