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Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein, says Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt put his career at risk to defend her against Harvey Weinstein who sexually harassed her at the beginning of her career in Hollywood.

hollywood Updated: May 24, 2018 15:01 IST
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Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein at a Broadway show in 1995 for harassing his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.(Shutterstock images)

When Gwyneth Paltrow revealed to the world last year that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her early in her career, she also mentioned how then-boyfriend Brad Pitt came to her rescue. However, she did not reveal any details as to what Pitt said to Weinstein, until now.

The Iron Man star has finally broken her silence on what happened the night Pitt confronted Weinstein in 1995, during a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show. Paltrow and Pitt were at the opening night of Hamlet on Broadway when Pitt saw Weinstein and decided to give him a warning to stay away from his girlfriend.

Paltrow said in the interview that it was like Pitt throwing Weinstein against a wall. “If you make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you or something like that,” she says Pitt said to Weinstein.

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“It was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall,” Paltrow said. “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,” she said about Pitt coming to her rescue.

When the interviewer said he loved Pitt for what he did, Paltrow said ‘he is the best’ and that she too loves him for it.

Paltrow, along with other big Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie, revealed to The New York Times in October 2017 how Weinstein would sexually harass them. She had signed two movies with him when he invited her to his suite at a hotel for a meeting. However, he instead placed his hand on hers and suggested they gave each other massages. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she told Jodi Kantor and Rachel Abrams of The New York Times, who won the Pulitzer Prize for their report and launching a revolution against sexual harassment in Hollywood.

In an unprecedented domino effect, as many as 70 women -- including Ashley Judd, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale and more -- accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and rape. He has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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First Published: May 24, 2018 14:53 IST