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- Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday detailed allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her.
- Paltrow said in an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show that Weinstein requested a massage in a hotel room in the 1990s, when Paltrow was the lead in the Weinstein-produced film “Emma.”
- She said her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt, threatened Weinstein after she told him.
- Dozens of women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault since October, when a New York Times report described decades of allegations against Weinstein.
Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday detailed allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in the 1990s, saying her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt, threatened to kill the film producer after she told him.
Paltrow first made her accusations against Weinstein public in an interview with The New York Times in October, shortly after the newspaper had reported on decades of sexual-harassment allegations against Weinstein.
Paltrow told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday that Weinstein once requested she give him a massage in a hotel room. At the time, Weinstein was an executive producer on the 1996 film “Emma,” in which Paltrow was the lead.
“I was alone in a room with him,” she said. “It was out of the blue. I was blindsided. I was shocked.”
Paltrow said that right away she told Pitt, who confronted Weinstein one night at the opening of “Hamlet” on Broadway.
“It was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically,” Paltrow said. “He said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.’ 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 was fired from The Weinstein Company, which he founded, in October. Federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into Weinstein.