Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has called her experiences with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein an “abusive relationship”. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, she shared details on how he tried to make sexual advances at her. “We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me,” Paltrow recalled.
Her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt allegedly told Weinstein “If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you” after he found out about the misconduct.
“The one time that Harvey propositioned me was really almost the least of it in terms of how onerous that relationship was, and it was very quid pro quo and punitive,” said the mother-of-two.
“And I always felt like I was on thin ice, and he could be truly horrible and mean and then be incredibly generous. It was kind of like a classic abusive relationship.”
The Academy Award-winning actress Paltrow, who worked with the Hollywood producer on Emma in 1996 and 1998’s Shakespeare in Love, had allegedly been one of his victims.
“It was kind of like a classic abusive relationship,” the Emma star said
On the long arm of law finally catching up with Weinstein, The Shakespeare In Love star admitted, “I still feel like I haven’t processed it.”
“I’m still completely in shock. I grew up in a world where these kinds of systems remained intact.”
A dozen women, including movie stars Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd, have accused the top Hollywood producer of sexual harassment and assault. Since October last year, over 80 women have come forward with allegations against Weinstein. The Hollywood producer turned himself in to police on criminal charges of rape and sexual assault on May 25.
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