By Any Means (2017) Movie Script

Gorgeous. Hold it.
- Love it.
Oh, that's good.
That's really good.
- I'm loving this.
You look gorgeous.
We got the shot.
- Got it?
- Yeah.
Nice to meet you.
Oh, miss Wyatt, would you mind
if we had a little chat now?
Sure. Almost forgot.
So, panel, what do you make
of this media frenzy?
I think it's a complete outrage.
There are women out there who
are afraid to come forward
and talk about sexual abuse
because of people like her.
She's America's "it" girl,
but she abuses the system
and lies,
and real victims will be
watching her thinking,
"now no one
will believe me."
Well, I also think that we should
get a male perspective in on this,
because this is
a massive problem.
Women are allowed to say
whatever they want,
and then ruin a man's career
and his reputation.
Oh, come on, he'll be fine.
He's gonna make a bunch
of money off of this.
Let's just bring it back
to Mimi for a moment.
Because he didn't ask for this.
Well, he's certainly got it.
And Mimi's not going to do
too bad from this either.
No such thing as bad publicity.
Are you for real?
She can never
work again after this.
She's just a kiss and tell,
fame hungry nobody.
Wow, the claws are really
out today, Sophia.
She would sell
her own mother for a story.
I think that that's a bit far.
I'm with you, hon.
Without a story,
who is she?
So, Mimi...
Can I call you Mimi?
Tell me, how did you guys meet?
Hey, Mimi,
you look beautiful today.
How's Branning? Are you
gonna see Branning later?
- You make a cute couple!
- Mimi!
Hey, Phil, I just left the shoot
and I got your email.
I can't keep doing
these same shit jobs.
I'm not gonna
be taken seriously.
You haven't told me
about the VMAs.
You had one job.
What do you do all day?
Hey, this is Mimi.
Sorry I can't get
to the phone right now.
Leave me a message
and I'll call you back.
Hey, it's me.
Sorry, I've been running around like crazy.
Listen, I just wanted to get
back to you regarding the VMAs.
Unfortunately, they passed
on you this year.
After your date didn't
show up last year
and they were kind of
counting on it,
they said no.
Now don't be upset.
I know you're gonna start
texting me and get all mad.
We can work on this
for next year.
You'll be back on that carpet,
I promise you.
But for now, you've gotta
get out there more.
Right now your brand
just isn't working.
You need, like,
a little bit of a scandal.
You gotta stay
in the public eye.
Play the game,
I keep telling you.
On another note, I'm talking
to this guy next week
and he's talking to me
about a reality show for you
which I think
will change everything.
But listen, please show up
tonight to Santos.
Be on time, be professional.
Just... it's very easy.
It's easy work.
Anyway, I gotta go.
I'll talk to you later.
Kisses. Bye.
- It's Mimi Wyatt!
Oh, my gosh, Mimi, I love you.
Beautiful, beautiful, all right.
Hey! Wait, wait!
One more! One more!
Come on, Mimi!
Mimi, I'm Jack.
I own this place.
- Your agent told me 11:00.
- Well, I'm here now.
Well, follow me.
Pleasure to work with you.
I'll put you on in a second.
Hey, guys.
- Hey!
Mimi? Are you really okay?
What the...
Fucking photographers always
getting in the fucking way.
Can't a girl have some fucking
privacy over here, please?
- Okay, back up.
- Get a fucking life.
Please back up.
Move. You know
the address, right?
All right, move.
Please back up.
You've had enough.
That's enough.
Oh, my god.
Help! Help!
We just need to know,
how do you know the perpetrator?
I've already told you.
How many more times
do you have to ask me?
I've never seen him before.
Listen, we just need
to know all the facts,
so we can nail this guy.
You could be going out
and finding him right now.
Just a couple more questions,
miss Wyatt.
How did he keep you under
his control for three days?
He had me locked up
in his basement.
And did he sexually assault
you in any way?
Get me out.
Somebody, get me out!
Let me go.
Please, I'm not gonna
say anything.
Please, just let me go.
What do you want from me?
He was fucking crazy.
Okay, so how
would you describe him?
Was he tall? Was he short?
Kind of your height.
He had dark hair, brown eyes.
And did he have any other
distinctive markings?
Any tattoos, piercings, scars?
He was just your regular guy.
Okay, miss Wyatt, I know this
is a very difficult time,
but the sooner we act, the better
chance we have of catching this guy
and getting him locked up.
I will need you to take
a medical examination.
Help! Help!
No one can hear you.
What are you gonna do to me?
Do as I say
and you won't get hurt.
I need money.
$123,000, to be precise.
As soon as someone
transfers me the money,
I will let you go.
I don't have that kind
of money available.
But you know people who do.
Maybe one of your fuck buddies.
I can get it.
How soon can you get it to me?
It's a lot of cash.
I don't know.
Well, think.
When I get the money,
you can go.
Well, where are you going?
I don't have that in my account.
Don't you want me
to call someone?
I wasn't going to...
You want to go home?
You want to go home?
Then get the money together.
I don't have that much.
Well, you'd better know
someone who does.
I can get it.
Good. Who do I call?
My manager.
It's 1654.
He's under Phil C.,
my contacts.
Here. This should make you more
comfortable while you're down here.
Well, when are you coming back?
So the ransom was
for $123,000 exactly.
How were you gonna arrange that?
Um, he had an idea
we could get an advance payment
for my forthcoming bookings
for my appearances.
And how would he go about
doing that?
I gave him my agent's number.
He would do it.
What's this for?
To prove you're alive.
What happens to me
after 24 hours?
What if he can't get the money?
Let's hope
it doesn't come to that.
This isn't the right way.
Don't try to get involved in things
you couldn't possibly understand.
It's a lot of cash
to get quickly.
Should I be worried?
I wouldn't have thought so.
It's not a lot of money for you.
I'm not as wealthy as you think.
You want me
to feel sorry for you?
No, I'm just warning you
that it might take longer
than you think.
How long are you talking here?
A day, two days?
A week?
Can I go home now?
- What's going on?
- You wasted my time.
He doesn't have any money.
This was supposed
to be quick and easy.
I think I can get it.
Well, think fast.
We're running out of options.
I can get you some cash.
If you let me go, I can sort it.
You think I'm stupid.
I don't have as much
as you think.
Maybe I could get you 80?
That's not good enough.
The full amount
or you stay here.
Just do what you want to me.
Get it over and done with.
Go on.
I won't even put up a fight.
Don't flatter yourself.
You couldn't begin
to understand what...
It doesn't matter.
Just figure out how to get
the money together.
You can go right back to
your Gucci fucking handbags.
Don't you dare fucking judge me.
You think I have it so easy?
You have no idea
how hard my life is.
You have no idea the shit
that I have to put up with.
Shut the fuck up.
Excuse me? Hello?
I need to use the bathroom.
I have to go.
You understand
what's at stake here.
Don't do anything stupid.
- No.
- What?
I can't risk it.
What are you doing in there?
I thought you had to go.
Yeah, I do.
Look, I can't go if
you're standing outside.
Would you give me a minute?
You have one minute.
Hello? Hey, what's up?
I'm working on it.
I'm doing the best I can, okay?
I've got a plan.
Look, I'll get it. I'll transfer
some more over tonight.
Is she listening to this?
Rachel, I told you not to talk
about this in front of her.
Yes, she does.
Look, I can't talk right now.
I'll call you back.
I'm done.
Have you heard anything?
What did Phil say?
He's gonna see what he can do.
Why are you doing this?
It's none of
your fucking business.
- It is.
- Don't concern yourself.
All you need to know
is I need the money.
If you explain to me,
maybe I can help you.
I don't need help.
I need cash.
Get me out of here!
Get that thing away from me!
I want to go home.
Can't allow that to happen.
I'll help you get the money.
I won't press any charges.
Let me make your stay here
more comfortable.
I'll get you some more blankets.
I don't want any more
fucking bedding!
I want to go home!
Why are you doing this?
If you're in
a difficult situation,
there are other ways.
Talk to me.
I could help you.
I'm not fucking stupid.
I know what
you're trying to do here.
You want to talk
on a personal level
so I can see you as a person
and then we from some sort
of emotional connection.
But that's not happening.
You are nothing more to me
than the ticket
to solving my problems.
I don't want to lose
my Patience.
Let's keep this simple.
Are you okay?
I swear, when this is over
you'll never see my face again.
I want to go home.
I'm not meant to be here.
This isn't what I wanted.
Look, it's getting late.
Are you hungry?
I can heat up some soup
or you can put
something together.
I don't cook.
Okay, guess
we head upstairs now.
- But I need you to...
- I know.
All right.
Am I allowed to know your name?
It's frank.
This way.
There's some eggs and bacon
in the fridge.
An omelet?
Can I help with anything?
It's okay.
Have you heard anything?
From the agent?
No, not yet.
Why $123,000?
Because that's what I need.
Anything over that,
you can keep.
Well, I won't need it.
Do you have a whisk?
The drawer to your right.
That's a nice photo.
I'm sure you know
a lot about nice photos.
If you want, you can sleep
in my room tonight.
I'll stay on the couch.
You'll be more comfortable.
I'm gonna go get the bedding.
And you never left the house?
He kept me locked up.
I tried to run away.
You tried to run away,
but what happened?
I wasn't fast enough.
I was so scared.
It's okay, Mimi.
Just take a minute.
Sarge, I need a word.
Sorry, it's urgent.
Please! Save me!
Please help me!
- Hey, what's wrong?
- Please help me!
It's okay. It's okay.
I've got you.
I've been kidnapped!
There's a man...
Okay! Calm down!
- I'll look after you.
- Can you call the cops?
- He has my phone, please.
- Shh. Wait a minute.
Do I know you?
You look familiar.
- My name is Mimi Wyatt.
- Mimi Wyatt? No way!
What is a pretty girl doing out
on her own in a place like this?
There are
some bad people around.
- Get your hands off me.
- I'll look after you.
- Get off me, get off me!
- Hey, don't... don't...
Don't scream.
Don't scream.
Oh, what the fuck?
I'm just trying to help!
Gah! You little bitch!
You okay?
You all right?
What the hell were you thinking?
What are you doing out here?
We had a deal!
I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
Let me help you up.
Give me your hand.
Come on.
- Get some rest.
- Are you mad at me?
Of course not.
Mimi, I want you to know,
I would never hurt you.
That's not why I'm doing this.
But I can't keep you safe
if you run away.
I'll be right downstairs.
- What's up?
- Press is outside.
They want a statement.
We need to move on this fast.
Absolutely no statements
- Who tipped them off about her?
- I don't know.
Could have been
any one of the guys.
Maybe even the driver.
Mimi, are you up?
You're gonna be okay, Mimi.
I'd like to take a shower.
It's simple.
Metal knob is
for water pressure,
left and right are temperature.
- I got it.
- Okay. I'll leave you to it.
- Did you mean what you said?
- About what?
The money.
Yeah. Anything over
what I need is yours.
But you have to cooperate.
Phil, did you get the money?
You've had 24 hours. What
are you... what do you mean?
What? That's bullshit!
It should have been
done by now! Fuck!
- Fuck! Fuck!
- Hey, what's wrong?
It isn't working.
He can't get the money!
I know why you're doing this.
I get it.
It's totally wrong
and completely unfair.
I have an idea.
Come in.
Yes, miss Thomas?
I've used up all my favors
for the year
and rented out this body
till the year 2020,
so you owe me big time.
I believe this is
what you're waiting for.
Where's miss Wyatt now?
She's upstairs in the staff room
resting with detective Hayes.
It's like a zoo up there.
I've never seen so many guys
wanting to volunteer
after shift.
Keep an eye on her.
And put back the press
for another couple of hours.
Copy that.
So how much can you actually
get from these interviews?
I got $30,000 for an exclusive
"after the love house" show.
65 for my interview about my
relationship with Branning.
But this is bigger.
We're looking
at no less than 150.
So we need to get Phil
to sell the exclusive story
- to the highest bidder.
- You can get that much?
I know a girl
who got nearly 200,000
because she had photos of her on
a date with a married senator.
If you think it can work,
it's worth a shot.
So, how old is she?
I don't want to talk about that.
I want to know
about your daughter.
- And it might help.
- It changes nothing.
I don't like... I don't like
talking about her being ill.
Would you like
to see a photo of her?
There are still options?
If we could afford them.
Everolimus could work,
and there are some
new untried drugs,
but our insurance won't cover.
And what chance
will that give her?
50-50. 60-40 maybe.
- What about you?
- Me?
I'm gonna be locked up
for a long time.
I never wanted to get you
involved in all this.
It wasn't planned.
You got into my cab
that night and passed out,
and I just found myself
driving here
before I knew it.
But how will you see her again?
I won't.
I can't imagine anyone
loving me that much.
Why do you think that is?
- What?
- You have a reputation
that would bother most people.
My reputation?
That's all lies.
Maybe so,
but the camera never lies.
Picture's worth
a thousand words.
- They're just photos.
- They're not just photos.
They're adverts for
the goods you're selling.
- They're art...
- Artistic.
Maybe. But you really
are a stunning girl.
You shouldn't sell
yourself short like that.
After this,
you shouldn't have to.
Hopefully we'll hear
from Phil by the morning.
Is that my breakfast?
I guess that depends
on how hungry you are.
What do you like
on your waffles?
Can I help with anything?
Yeah, there's some forks and
knives over in that cabinet.
Yeah, it's a pretty good read.
He's a lucky guy.
I didn't think
they'd print this.
What's wrong?
Because I thought it would
be about... you know.
Oh, yeah.
I'm sure by the time
your agent got to everybody
it was too late to print.
Why would they run this?
You gave them
the interview, right?
So... guess they needed
to get their money's worth.
Let's throw this away.
The forecast, plenty of
sunshine through today...
God, my clothes
never looked so good.
So I spoke to Phil.
He said it's
a bidding war out there.
Every magazine wants the rights.
- Really?
- They need to finalize the details,
so it could take a bit longer.
So what do we do until then?
You can't do that.
That's not allowed.
Are you kidding me?
The rules are so simple.
- How do you not get it yet?
- You're totally cheating.
Okay, you can go
first next round,
if that makes you feel better.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- You feeling lucky?
- Sure am.
Two, three.
So why isn't your boyfriend
coming forward to pay?
Too busy with his wife?
I don't have a boyfriend.
And what about Branning?
I'm not seeing anyone.
I got the impression that...
Well, forget what you've read.
It's all bullshit.
The press put me with
a bunch of different guys,
and it's not true.
Why do you let 'em
get away with it?
Doesn't bother me.
People can think what they want.
You don't care
what people think?
Of course you don't.
Well, I don't.
It's good for business.
You don't confirm it,
but you don't deny it, either.
- Why?
- To get people talking,
so you're the one
invited to the right places.
It's not what you know,
it's who you know.
What do you mean?
In what way?
Well, the more I'm out there,
the more likely I get to do
what I want to do,
which is act.
Oh, you're an actress.
Well, hopefully one day.
I would have loved to have
made my name another way,
but I'm just like you.
I'm playing the cards
I was dealt.
I'm gonna go call your manager.
Should probably
have an answer by now.
I've got really good news.
Tomorrow morning,
you're free to go.
- Really?
- Yeah.
It's all been finalized.
A lot more money was offered up
by "Goss!" Magazine.
They're gonna get it over
to your manager,
he's gonna pass
the cash along to me,
and you'll be free to go.
- He did it.
- Yeah, it's all over.
- How much was offered?
- A quarter of a million.
Fuck, a quarter of a million?
Yeah, I can't believe
it actually worked.
She's actually gonna
have a real chance now.
Thank you. Thank you.
I'm so grateful.
- It's okay.
- No, this is...
This is all because of you.
I'm so sorry I put you
through all of this.
Let me make it up to you.
We need to celebrate.
- Celebrate?
- Yeah, of course.
It's your last night
of captivity,
it's my last night of freedom.
Do you like Chinese food?
It's my favorite.
I could run out, get a couple
of bottles of wine,
put 'em in the fridge.
- Sure.
- Okay.
All right, all right. I'm
gonna run out really quick.
Mimi, please.
- We're so close.
- It's okay.
Frank, we have a deal, right?
Okay. I won't be long.
So I guess, we meet
at the agreed location.
I'm sure your manager
will have brought the cops
even though I of course
told him not to.
You'll go with him,
and then I'll hand myself
over to the police.
Are you scared?
A little.
What about the money?
It's all gonna be
arranged beforehand.
I've transferred
the money online,
so it'll be moved around
to different accounts
so it's harder to trace.
But will you be okay?
I'll be fine.
I feel a little silly
telling you this,
but I wanted to get you
You got me something?
I don't know if you'll like it.
I got it in basically the
smallest size I could find.
I figured that would fit you.
I figured, you know,
you wouldn't want to leave
- the house in my clothing.
- That's so thoughtful.
Wish you hadn't given it to me
after I've eaten all this food.
It's beautiful.
Thank you.
Why don't you try it on?
A toast, to you.
- Oh.
- Oh, god.
- Oh, god, I'm sorry.
- It's okay. It's all right.
It's nothing a little wash
can't handle. It's fine.
I'm sorry.
Um, it's getting late.
We both have a big day tomorrow,
and I need my beauty sleep
for my mug shots, so...
Come here.
You're amazing.
'Night, frank.
Thanks for being so brave,
miss Wyatt.
You can sit up now.
Are you on any kind
of contraception?
That's good.
I'll go to the cops,
you sick fuck!
Yeah, you do that.
Have a nice night.
Help! Help!
Stop the car! Stop!
Please! Please help!
Please, you gotta
take me to the cops.
I need to go to the cops
right away, please.
Please, I've been kidnapped.
It's okay, it's okay.
You're safe now.
The police station is
ten minutes from here.
You know, I bet you get this
all the time,
but you look familiar.
Like that girl, um...
- Mimi?
- Mimi Wyatt?
Yeah. Oh, my god,
you're kidding me.
You're her, aren't you?
Have they been looking for me?
- Who?
- Well, anybody.
I don't know.
Come on, give me trouble.
I have one under.
Put him in cell four
so he can cool down a bit.
- All right.
- We'll deal with him later.
Come on!
Come on, get in here.
Shit, that's Mimi Wyatt.
Come on.
Girl, you'd better not fuck
Branning before the playoffs!
But you can fuck me any time!
Sorry about that, ma'am.
Sir, how can I help you?
My name is Mimi Wyatt
and I'm here to report
a kidnapping.
Hold on a second.
Front desk. Yeah.
Sir, we're gonna need
to speak with you.
Want to take a seat?
- Would you like something to drink?
- No, thanks.
Sergeant Bryan will be
with you in a minute.
Follow me.
Now, from your statement,
we're gonna bring the suspect
on the offenses of false
imprisonment, sexual assault.
We're gonna do this
as soon as possible
to make sure he doesn't get
his hands on anyone else.
Now you said his name was frank.
Is there anything else
you can tell me about the house?
Any landmarks you saw,
shops, streets?
No. No, I'm sorry.
He gave the address
when he ordered take out,
but I can't remember
what it was.
Give me a second, please.
Let's get the guy
that brought her in
to show us exactly where
he picked her up from.
Then I want you to call all the Chinese
fast food restaurants in the area
and see what deliveries were
made in the last few nights.
You never know,
we may get lucky.
Here you go.
Listen, don't worry.
We'll find him.
We've got our best people
working on this, okay?
- You got lucky.
- How so?
Driver knew the street
he picked her up from.
Quite a few Chinese restaurants
down there that deliver,
and one confirmed that they
delivered to a frank Watson.
Officers are picking him up
as we speak.
- All right.
- That's not all.
Take out guy said that even though
it was frank that placed the order,
it was Mimi
that answered the door.
Driver recognized her.
That's all he's been
talking about ever since.
Frank... what do we know
about this guy?
31, from Boston,
graduated from Columbia
with a degree in philosophy.
Single, no dependents,
no priors,
not even a parking ticket.
Let's bring Mr. Watson in
for a little chat.
All right.
Sorry about that.
Let's get started.
The time is 8:23.
Sergeant Bryan here
with detective Hayes
interviewing frank Watson.
So, frank.
You've confirmed that you
understand the caution
and are happy to continue
this interview
while your attorney
is on his way.
And do you know why you're here?
I understand allegations
have been made
and that they are
a pathetic attempt
at getting back at me.
- Get back at you for what?
- Hurting her.
Not physically.
I never laid a finger on her.
There was no physical contact?
You know what I mean.
Yes, there was physical contact,
but I never assaulted her.
Did you have sex
with the complainant?
Yes, I had sex with Mimi.
So you acknowledge having
intercourse with miss Wyatt?
- Yes, she wanted to.
- How would you describe
your relationship
with miss Wyatt?
Nothing serious.
It was more of a physical thing.
So what do we do now?
What do you mean?
I mean, how do we see
each other again?
Why would we see
each other again?
Because this was good.
Really good.
I don't want it to be
the last time.
It's time for you
to go home now, Mimi.
- What?
- Leave.
I don't understand.
What do you mean. "Leave"?
What about the money?
- What money?
- The money. My ransom.
You won't get it
for your daughter.
What are you going on about?
This was just
a little bit of fun, okay,
but you gotta go now.
This isn't going anywhere.
Are you kidding me?
You kidnapped me!
What the fuck are you babbling
about, you crazy bitch?
Get the fuck out of my house.
- Get out. Come on.
- You got what you wanted,
now you want me to leave?
You fucking used me.
We fucked once.
Get over it.
Get your hands off of me!
Get away from me!
How did you meet?
In a club a few nights ago.
- When?
- Thursday night.
I was at a club in town.
We hung out, got to chatting,
and I brought her home
that night.
The complainant
left voluntarily?
Yes. Her friends helped her
get into my car.
So you were in the club
on your own?
No, not to start with.
I was with a friend.
In fact,
you should speak to him.
He didn't see me leave
the club with Mimi,
but he did give me
a lift home yesterday
and he saw her
asleep on my sofa.
Name and address.
Paul Roberts.
1022 three forest Lane.
- No fucking way!
- Shh!
- You were serious.
- Keep your voice down.
She made me promise
not to tell anyone.
So keep it to yourself. I don't want
to do anything to fuck this up.
Of course, but I am
expecting full details.
Yeah, of course, of course.
Soon as she realizes
I'm some broke idiot
and runs back to Branning,
I'll fill you in.
Thanks for the lift.
Had you met the complainant
before Thursday?
And you say she voluntarily
went home with you?
Yes, ma'am.
And you've been with her
from Thursday
to the early hours
of this morning?
Yeah. She didn't
want to leave.
Said she was tired
of being photographed,
having to do meet and greets,
that kind of shit.
Said she wanted to go somewhere
where nobody could find her,
where she could be normal
with a regular guy.
Patronizing bitch.
Let's go back
to how you two met.
I was at a club downtown.
She was there hosting, on the main
floor dancing with a girlfriend.
She was doing some photos
with some guys,
you know, selfies.
One of the guys got
a little too touchy-feely.
There was some
pushing and shoving,
she looked upset.
I stepped in to break it up.
That's when we started talking.
So what happened then?
Well, she was so drunk, her friends
thought it was time she leave,
so I offered to drive her home.
- Hi, sweetie!
- Mimi!
It's John and Kelly.
From the other night
at Westway, remember?
The Madonna?
Looks like you've been
having a good night then.
Yeah, I don't think she'll be
doing any more dancing tonight.
How you doing?
I'm frank, Mimi's friend.
- Oh, John.
- How are you?
- Another big night, huh?
- Yeah, yeah.
She's had enough, I think.
Yeah, it's probably best
if she gets home soon.
The front is swarming
with paparazzi.
I've got my car.
I could bring it around back.
I know the guy
who runs this place.
He'll let us use the staff exit.
I'm sorry, who are you?
- Oh, I'm Kelly. I've hung out with Mimi.
- Kelly, yes, yes.
Mimi mentioned you guys. She told
me how much fun you guys had.
Listen, I would hate to see
her get judged like this
just 'cause she's having
a good time, you know?
- Yeah.
- Yeah, of course.
Take her out the back exit.
I'll meet you
on the road outside.
- Okay.
- Okay. Cool, cool.
Her friends helped her
over to my car.
I mean, at this point,
she was pretty much out of it.
Out of it.
What do you mean, "out of it"?
She was completely wasted.
So why didn't you take her home?
I told you, she asked me
to take her back to mine.
She said her place would be
swarming with paparazzi.
I don't understand what that
has got to do with anything.
Miss Wyatt,
we just want the full story.
Were you intoxicated?
Yes, I was drinking that night.
So tell me how you got
to the property
where you were held hostage.
I don't remember.
I can't remember
leaving the club.
I don't remember much
after my meet and greet.
Look, I'm a gentleman.
I would never exploit a woman
who's clearly had
too much to drink.
All right, I didn't
touch her that night,
or the next day either.
We just hung out.
Mr. Watson, you kept her
against her will
- for three days.
- No. No, I didn't.
She wanted to stay.
She could have left
at any point.
Did she ever leave?
Yes, she did, and she came back.
That's bullshit. Why the
hell are you asking me this?
I told you I was kidnapped.
I couldn't leave.
So you never left the house?
I tried to,
but he took me back to his.
Against your will?
Of course.
So did he ever leave the house?
Well, once.
Right. To buy your dress.
Yeah, he bought me a dress.
But I didn't know
he was gonna do that.
So how do you explain the text?
What text?
There's her text
telling me what size she is
and where to get the dress,
even saying she'll pay me back.
Yeah, we're gonna need
to hang onto this.
That's a lie.
That's a fucking lie!
I never texted him.
He had my phone the entire time.
He must've used it.
Doesn't your phone
have an access code?
- Yes.
- So how did he get it?
I gave it to him.
Did he force you
to give him the code?
What is it he did, Mimi?
I can't remember,
but I was scared.
He needed my phone to contact
my manager about my ransom.
Mimi, we've spoken
to your manager.
He says he doesn't know
anything about a ransom.
In fact, he got a text from you
a couple of days ago
saying that you wanted
a couple of days off.
Well, that must've been him,
frank sending those,
because I haven't seen my phone
since I was taken.
Frank gave it to us.
Said you left it at the house
before you ran off real mad.
And that night?
What happened?
While I was out, I picked up
a couple bottles of wine
and the dress.
My friend Paul
gave me a lift home.
Ordered Chinese food.
She even paid
the delivery boy at the door.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
So let me get this straight.
You had the opportunity
to leave,
and you didn't take it.
Can't you see what he's doing?
He's twisting everything.
Detective Hayes, you mind giving me
and miss Wyatt a moment, please?
Miss Wyatt, you need to get
your story clear and fast,
because his is pretty sound.
So please, talk to me.
You went to the front door
unattended and didn't leave.
Why does that matter?
He kidnapped me.
He lied to me
so I wouldn't leave.
He used me for what he wanted.
He told me he had a daughter.
So you want me to arrest him for
telling you that he's a family man.
- But he lied!
- And you've always told the truth?
The whole truth at that?
She even told me
that entire story was a lie.
She never dated
or even slept with Branning.
She tries to ruin men's lives
because she's
a media-grubbing,
conniving little whore.
I mean, isn't this obvious?
He would have had sex
with me if I'd wanted to.
I was doing his wife a favor.
She should know what he's like.
I'm not proud of it,
but I'm telling you the truth.
Frank used me,
manipulated me, violated me.
Please, don't let him
get away with this.
You know, I gotta say,
you both play good games.
- He raped me.
- He raped you?
My client has been
fully compliant
and has answered
all of your questions.
You have a drunk girl
with a history of lying
and ruining men's reputations.
Let's leave the trashy
magazine gossip outside
and just stick to the facts,
shall we, counselor?
I'm happy to discuss facts,
but let's not pretend.
This is a case where it is
accepted by both sides
that they had sex.
The only issue is whether
it was consensual,
and one of the parties
has a reputation
for sleeping around,
and more importantly lying.
But you're right. Let's
concentrate on the facts.
You have a complainant who admits
she was left alone in the house
while my client
went to buy her a dress.
She opened the door
to a Chinese delivery driver
and made no attempt to escape
or even pass on a message.
The complainant was seen
asleep on the sofa,
unbound and free to move around,
free to walk out of the building
if she wanted to do so.
Okay, but that doesn't
change the fact
that she's alleging
that he raped her.
The kidnapping story is a joke.
The false allegations of rape
are not remotely funny.
This proves
my client's innocence.
I don't see any reason why Mr.
Watson needs to stay any longer.
Medical results
came back inconclusive.
However, we did find
Mr. Watson's DNA.
So I want to know,
did you or did you not
tell him to stop
when he made advances on you?
I keep telling you.
Why aren't you listening to me?
I was scared for my life
and being held hostage.
I was desperate
to get out of there.
But I was tricked
into thinking that if I did,
a young girl would die.
Why are you questioning me?
Miss Wyatt,
we've seen the video.
The video? I don't know
what you're talking about.
If you have video,
we need to see it.
You've been waiting
all night for this.
So have you.
I didn't want to do this.
I have security cameras
in the house.
It's a rough neighborhood.
But as you can see,
she was clearly
enjoying herself.
And the tapes run throughout
the whole house?
Yeah. You can see us
playing cards,
having dinner together,
watching TV, dancing...
Me even sleeping
on the couch one night
when she wasn't up for it.
I just...
I don't understand
why she would do all of this.
Because of her ego, maybe.
Women like her
aren't used to rejection.
My client has been
very forthcoming
with providing evidence
and cooperating
with all your questioning.
The evidence you have
is overwhelming.
My client will not be answering
any further questions
and will not be providing
any further evidence
without a warrant.
If you wish to continue
this debacle,
we will be bringing
harassment claims against you.
I don't see any reason
why Mr. Watson
needs to stay any longer.
He can't just lie to me
so I fall for him,
and then just,
after we have sex...
Mimi, if that was the...
If that was a crime,
the majority of the population
would be in prison right now.
But he did kidnap me.
He can't get away with that.
- And he won't.
- Mimi, we have no evidence
of you ever leaving the club
against your own will.
And you don't even
remember anything.
And when you had the opportunity
to seek help, you chose not to.
I know, but I was scared.
Okay! You were scared.
I understand that.
Listen, we can pass
the file to the D.A.
If they think there's a case,
if you want.
Yeah. I don't want him
to get away with this.
Okay, miss Wyatt.
They've informed us that
frank will be pursuing you
for having him arrested,
for slander,
- and for assault.
- You're kidding.
No, I'm not kidding.
The video clearly
shows you slapping him.
What do I...
What do I do?
It's okay, Mimi.
We'll handle this.
Why would you lie, Mimi?
Have you no shame?
Are you going to
apologize, Mimi?
Were you drunk?
Do you remember anything?
Mimi! Mimi!
- Frank!
- Frank!
How was she in bed?
My client, frank Watson,
has been cooperating
with the authorities and all
charges have been dropped.
My client will be issuing a
civil case against miss Wyatt,
and in light
of those proceedings,
we can't say anything further
at this stage. Thank you.
Frank! Did you do it, frank?
Tell us something, frank.
Any piece of information
would help.
Tell us something, frank!
I think you're very brave
for coming out
and speaking to us
about your story.
Well, I feel the people
need to hear it from me.
Your life must be
crazy at the moment.
It's absolutely insane.
I mean, you were just
thrown into the limelight.
That must've been quite a shock.
Well, yeah.
So why do you think Mimi
would drag you into all of this?
Just another publicity stunt.
But it could ruin my life,
and I wasn't going to
stand for it.
I'm standing up
for all the men out there
who've been tainted
with serious allegations
based on the words
of a scorned woman.
We are gonna move progress
back 50 years
if women with genuine claims
feel like they can't
come forward.
Sophia, I don't want to do that.
I have a teenaged niece.
She needs positive female
role models in her life.
Heaven forbid, if something
were to happen to her,
I would want her
to have the courage
to speak up and seek justice.
But women like Mimi
make a mockery of the system.
But look good doing it.
So, what's next for you, then?
Well, you can follow my journey
and watch "my life after Mimi"
every Thursday night
at 7:00 pm on this channel.
Well, we'll be sure
to tune into that.
And thank you so much
for joining us on the program.
Thank you for having me.
Ah, there you are.
How are you?