Gwyneth Paltrow shared new details about the night that her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein for sexually harassing her during an interview on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show.
The actress said that the pair were at the opening night of Hamlet on Broadway in 1995 when Pitt saw Weinstein, and sprang into action.
Paltrow said that Pitt threw Weinstein against a wall and said: ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.’
She also noted that Pitt is ‘the best’ for doing that for her when she did not have fame or power.
Fight club: Gwyneth Paltrow told Howard Stern about the night Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein after learning the mogul sexually harassed her in his hotel room (pair above at the opening of Hamlet in 1995 where Pitt confronted Weinstein)
True romance: ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you,’ Pitt told Weinstein after throwing him against a wall at the premiere of Hamlet on Broadway in 1995
Paltrow first shared her story with The New York Times last year, becoming one of the first actresses to go public with her allegations.
She revealed at that time Pitt had confronted Weinstein, but did not share any further details.
Photos from the night of the incident show the two keeping a low profile as they leave the theater with publicist Simon Halls in tow.
Daily News columnists Rush & Molloy noted in their column that the two were ‘particularly shy’ at the afterparty.
That production of Hamlet starred Ralph Finnes and Damian Lewis in his first, and only, appearance on Broadway.
‘I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,’ said Paltrow, who revealed in her interview with The New York Times in October that when she was told to meet Weinstein in his hotel room she did not think anything suspicious of it because it came on a fax from CAA.
Once she arrived at the hotel, he began to massage her and then asked her to join him in the bedroom.
She rejected his advance and drove away devastated, thinking: ‘I thought you were my Uncle Harvey.’
Weinstein came back to the actress and told her to never tell anyone what happened between them again.
At the time, Paltrow was preparing to shoot the lead role in Miramax’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ alongside Toni Collette and Ewan McGregor.
‘He screamed at me for a long time,’ said Paltrow.
‘It was brutal.’
A few years later she was a superstar and Oscar winner, but she did not have the power to share her story.
‘I was expected to keep the secret,’ said Paltrow, who called Weinstein ‘alternately generous and supportive and championing, and punitive and bullying.’
She has now decided however to no longer staying quiet.
‘We’re at a point in time when women need to send a clear message that this is over,’ said Paltrow.
‘This way of treating women ends now.’