Gwyneth Paltrow says dating Ben Affleck was 'very much a lesson'

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Paltrow said Pitt leveraged his fame and power to protect her at a time when she didn't have fame or power.

Speaking to radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday, the 45-year-old actress recalled an instance of sexual harassment during the early days of her career. She was alone in the room with him and said the pass was "out of the blue".

The Times article also stated: "She refused his advances, she said, and confided in Pitt, her boyfriend at the time". She added, "I was blindsided". At the time, Weinstein was an executive producer on the 1996 film "Emma", in which Paltrow was the lead.

'He told me exactly what he said [to Harvey].

More than 60 women have so far accused the former movie mogul of various forms of sexual assault and misconduct. Mr. Pitt confronted Mr. Weinstein, and soon after, the producer warned her not to tell anyone else about his come-on.

Asked by Stern if she thought Pitt overstepped in his protectiveness, Paltrow said she thought the encounter was "fantastic".

Paltrow first shared her story with the New York Times a year ago, becoming one of the first actresses to go public with her allegations. I was afraid! And Brad Pitt, we were at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway, that Ralph Fiennes was in, and Harvey was there. "We're on the same team", she says, adding the "American Horror Story" producer is "fantastic" with her two kids, Apple, 14, and Moses, 12, but admits it's not always an easy family adjustment. At the close of their meeting, he put his hands on her and suggested they go to his bedroom and give each other massages. "It's interesting, I think there's certain boyfriends where you are trying to work stuff out", she shared candidly with the talk show host. "He's a good person and Harvey was never inappropriate with me again". "He got right in his face, poked him in the chest and said, 'You will not ever do this to Gwyneth ever again'". He has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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