The New York Times reports that seven actresses, including Oscar-winners Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have come forward to tell their sordid tales of being harassed by Harvey Weinstein. The accusations range from 1993 to 2003.
[S]he emphasized how much more vulnerable she felt at 22, when Mr. Weinstein had just signed her up for a star-making part. On a trip to Los Angeles, she received a schedule from her agents for the hotel meeting with Mr. Weinstein.
When Mr. Weinstein tried to massage her and invited her into the bedroom, she immediately left, she said, and remembers feeling stunned as she drove away. “I thought you were my Uncle Harvey,” she recalled thinking, explaining that she had seen him as a mentor.
Her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt, says he confronted Weinstein and told him to never do that again. Paltrow says Weinstein later called her and screamed for “a long time” because she told Pitt.
“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,” Ms. Jolie said in an email. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”