Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Brad Pitt's Threat To Harvey Weinstein After Alleged Harassment
"He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet"
Gwyneth Paltrow has continued to speak out against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein—and revealed how her then boyfriend, Brad Pitt, came to her defence.
Appearing on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, Paltrow said Weinstein made a “pass” at her when she was 22 and set to star in Emma.
“We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me,” she said.
Weinstein placed his hands on her and suggested they go to the bedroom for a massage, the actress alleged.
"It was weird,” Paltrow said. “I was alone in a room with him. It was out of the blue. I was blindsided. I was shocked.”
When Brad Pitt heard the story from Paltrow, he physically confronted Weinstein at the opening of Broadway’s “Hamlet” in 1995. Pitt allegedly told the producer: “If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you,” Paltrow recounted.
“It was the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically," Paltrow continued.
“It was so fantastic because what he did was, he leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet. He’s the best.”
The Shakespeare In Love star first shared details of her encounter with Weinstein in a New York Timesexpose.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified. I thought he was going to fire me,” she told the publication.
“This way of treating women ends now.”
To date, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.