Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest stars to join the list of accusers against Harvey Weinstein. The two famous actresses talked against Harvey while contacting the New York Times. Both Gwyneth and Angelina said that they were sexually harassed by the movie producer.
Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that she was 22 years old when the incident occurred. Harvey called her into his hotel room, allegedly for a work related meeting, after he cast her in the main role of the movie Emma. The movie, based on a Jane Austen book, made Gwyneth a worldwide known star.
So, before filming for Emma started, Harvey called Gwyneth and asked her to go to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. He tried to put his hands on the actress and asked her to go to the bedroom for massages. Gwyneth refused him and the actress said she was very scared. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said.
The popular actress went on to say that she told her boyfriend of that time, Brad Pitt, about what happened and the famous actor confronted Harvey Weinstein about the incident. Of course, he left her alone, but Harvey asked Gwyneth not to tell anyone else about what happened. “I thought he was going to fire me,” she explained.
Angelina Jolie also shared a similar story with The New York Times. The actress claimed that it all happened in the 1990s, after she starred in the movie Playing by Heart. Once again, the sexual harassment happened in a hotel room. Angelina said he made some sexual advances which she naturally rejected. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” the actress explained. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable,” she also said in an email sent to the New York Times.
Harvey Weinstein was accused by several women of sexual harassment, abuse and even forced oral and vaginal sex. He denied the allegations of forcing women into sex.