Gwyneth Paltrow shares moment Brad Pitt 'threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein' after hotel room incident
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Gwyneth Paltrow has said she was once the target of Harvey Weinstein's advances and explained that when she told Brad Pitt - her boyfriend at the time - he went to Weinstein and threatened to kill him.
A trial in California recently found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape, forced oral copulation and a count of sexual misconduct, while in another trial held in New York he was sentenced to 23 years in prison after being found guilty of raping a woman and forcing oral sex on a production assistant.
The allegations made against movie producer Weinstein were a major catalyst behind the '#MeToo' movement as many women accused him of dozens of incidents of sexual misconduct which helped lift the lid on the way power was used to abuse women in Hollywood.
So many women say they were targeted by Weinstein over the course of years and have had the courage to speak out about the abuse they suffered.
Some of Hollywood's most famous faces have had stories of their own to tell, and Gwyneth Paltrow once speaking about an alleged incident in a hotel room with Weinstein.
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Paltrow explained that she had 'one instance in a hotel room' with Weinstein 'where he made a pass at me', and said she was 'very shaken by the whole thing'.
She explained that she was 'afraid' as she had work lined up with Weinstein, and when she told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the encounter he went to Weinstein and threatened to kill the producer.
She said: "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.
"It was fantastic, he's a good person. Harvey was never inappropriate with me again. He came back and told me exactly what he said.
"He said 'if you ever make her feel uncomfortable again I'll kill you', or something like that."
Speaking about Pitt going to confront Weinstein, Paltrow said 'I love him for this' and explained they were at the opening performance of Hamlet on Broadway when they saw the producer.
Paltrow said Pitt did 'the equivalent of throwing him against the wall energetically', saying it was 'so fantastic' that he confronted Weinstein on her behalf.
Pitt has received some criticism over this after being credited as an executive producer on the movie She Said, as the alleged incident with Paltrow means he had known Weinstein had acted improperly on at least one occasion.