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Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s after the predatory movie mogul propositioned Gwyneth Paltrow, his then girlfriend, it has been claimed.
Paltrow had been quiet on Weinstein's decades of sexual harassment until Tuesday when, in an interview with The New York Times, she too claimed that she had been victim to Weinstein's sexual misconduct.
Interview - Pitt - Wife - Angelina - Jolie
In the same interview, Pitt's estranged wife Angelina Jolie identified herself as another victim.
They join Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino who all say they were at some point sexually harassed by Weinstein over the last 30 years.
Interview - Tuesday - Paltrow - Weinstein - Room
In her interview on Tuesday, Paltrow told how Weinstein invited her to his room at the Peninsula Hotel to talk after giving her the title role in Emma, a 1996 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Once inside, he placed his hands on her 'suggestively' and said they should go into the bedroom for massages, she said.
'I - Kid - Paltrow - Pitt - Encounter
'I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,' Paltrow recalled. She rebuffed him and left promptly, later telling Pitt about the encounter.
Paltrow, the daughter of Hollywood legends Brythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow who grew up mingling with the industry's biggest stars, said she recalled thinking: 'I thought you were my Uncle Harvey'.
Pitt - Weinstein - Theatre - Premiere - Proposition
Pitt confronted Weinstein at a theatre premiere and told him never to proposition Paltrow again.
His threat did not work. Instead, Weinstein called Paltrow and told her to never mention it to anyone else.
She said she feared her career would be over if she did not comply.
'I thought he was going to fire me. He screamed at me for a long time. It was brutal,' she said.
Meteoric - Success - Result - Partnership - Paltrow
They continued to work together and both enjoyed meteoric success as a result of the partnership with Paltrow...
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