Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie Say Harvey Weinstein Harassed Them
The actresses are rolling in their experiences now that the protective cloak of Harvey Weinstein is quickly becoming tattered, and their A-list names: Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie among them!
According to The New York Times, a 22-year-old Gwyneth said she got a role in Emma (which shot her to superstardom). Before shooting, Harvey Weinstein summoned her to his suite, and supposedly placed his hands on her, suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said in an interview, publicly disclosing that she was sexually harassed by the man who ignited her career and later helped her win an Academy Award, reports the Times. She refused his advances, and confided in her boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted Harvey.
Harvey then warned her not to go public about the come-on: “I thought he was going to fire me,” she said.
Angelina Jolie also came out, saying that during the release of Playing by Heart, Harvey made unwanted advances in a hotel room, which she rejected: “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” she said in an email to the Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Read more at the Times.