Brad Pitt Saved Gwyneth Paltrow From Harvey Weinstein

Brad Pitt has confirmed that he once confronted Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s after the predatory movie mogul sexually propositioned his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

Paltrow, now 45, had been quiet on Weinstein's decades of sexual harassment until Tuesday when, in an interview with They New York Times, she too claimed that she had been victim to Weinstein's sexual misconduct when she was 22. 

She revealed that Weinstein put his hands on her suggestively and tried to lead her into a bedroom to have a joint massage in his suite at The Peninsula Hotel during a meeting that her agents at C.A.A. had set up when she refused.  

Afterwards, she confided in Pitt and he confronted Weinstein when they later ran into one another. 

Pitt confirmed Paltrow's version of events to the Times but offered no further comment on the subject.  

In the same interview, his estranged wife Angelina Jolie identified herself as another victim.  

They join Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino who all say they were at some point sexually harassed by Weinstein over the last 30 years. 

In her interview on Tuesday, Paltrow told how Weinstein was afraid she was going to lose the title role in Emma, Weinstein's 1996 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, when the incident in his room occurred.  

'I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,' Paltrow recalled. She rebuffed him and left promptly, later telling Pitt about the encounter. 

Paltrow, the daughter of Hollywood legends Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow who grew up mingling with the industry's biggest stars, said she recalled thinking: 'I thought you were my Uncle Harvey'. 

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