Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie said Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them when they were young actresses, as the list of accusers continue to grow.
The New York Times reports Paltrow was 22 years old when she was hired by Weinstein for a lead role in Jane Austen adaptation Emma. She said before filming began, she was summoned to his hotel room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting. The meeting ended with “Mr. Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages,” she said.
Paltrow said she refused his advances but told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who later confronted Weinstein. She said he then “threatened her not to tell anyone else about his come on,” the NY Times reports.
Angelina Jolie said she, too, had a bad experience with Weinstein “in my youth and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” the New York Times reports. “This behavior towards women in any field, in any country is unacceptable,” Jolie said.
This new revelation comes on the heels of a bombshell report in the New Yorker by Ronan Farrow in which three women, including Lucia Evans and Asia Argento, accused Weinstein of rape.