Gwyneth Paltrow is speaking her peace on Harvey Weinstein and she has recently found out that Harvey Weinstein has been using her name, claiming to have slept with Paltrow so he can use as leverage to lure women into his bed…
According to Huffington Post:
Paltrow told The New York Times that she found out Weinstein had been boasting to others that he had slept with her, hoping to convince other women to accept his sexual advances. The new information was revealed in a Times report published Tuesday that outlines how accusations of abuse were covered up in recent years.
“He’s not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone, but he used the lie as an assault weapon,” Paltrow told the newspaper.
In Paltrow’s case, she was 22 and in Weinstein’s Beverly Hills hotel room for a meeting when he put his hands on her and invited her to go to the bedroom for massages, according to a Times story published in October.
Paltrow said no and later told her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt, who went on to confront Weinstein ― a move that she says prompted Weinstein to scold the actress. Paltrow told her agent at the Creative Artists Agency of the encounter, though the agent did not encourage her to report it to the company’s leaders, according to the Times.
Paltrow, now 45, says she is just now learning how Weinstein lied about his encounter with her to manipulate others. The actress recently connected with some women who said that Weinstein used her name during “disturbing encounters,” the Times reported.
In one instance, according to the paper, Weinstein dropped Paltrow’s name while talking to a young actress in 2000. He reportedly told her that complying with his requests was “the best thing you can do for your career now.”