REVEALED: Brad Pitt once publicly confronted Harvey Weinstein after he 'attacked' his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow - and the producer responded by berating her into silence

Mail Online | 10/10/2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
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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.

Career

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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