Gwyneth Paltrow has said Brad Pitt once “threatened to kill” Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 women. He has “unequivocally denied” all allegations made against him.
Speaking on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, Paltrow recalled telling her then-boyfriend Pitt about Weintstein “making a pass” at her in a hotel room meeting in 1995. “We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me,” she said.
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After adding that “the pass” had involved Weinstein requesting a massage from her, she said: “It was weird. I was alone in a room with him. It was out of the blue. I was blind-sided. I was shocked.”
Paltrow said she told Pitt about the incident “right away” and said she was “very shaken by the whole thing”. The three were all later at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway when she claimed Pitt confronted Weinstein about it. “Harvey was there and Brad Pitt – it was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically,” she said.
“He said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you,'” she explained. “Or something like that. It was so fantastic. He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet.”
Weinstein is reportedly set to surrender himself to authorities tomorrow (May 25). The Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the NYPD have been investigating him over some of the sexual misconduct claims against him and are reportedly ready to arrest the former movie mogul.