Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein over alleged sexual assault, says Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow said her then boyfriend Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein at an opening of Hamlet on Broadway. PHOTO: REUTERS

After a "weird" encounter with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in a hotel room more than 20 years ago, American actress Gwyneth Paltrow said her then boyfriend Brad Pitt stood up to the movie mogul.

He even threatened Weinstein, warning him to stay away from Paltrow, said the Iron Man actress in an interview on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday (May 23).

In the interview, Paltrow spoke out publicly about her alleged experiences with Weinstein for the second time.

"We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me," The Guardian reported her as saying. She added that he had requested that she give him a massage.

She said that she was alone in the room with Weinstein at the time, and that she was blind-sided and shocked from the incident.

Paltrow, who was 22 then, told Pitt about the incident.

Later on, at an opening of Hamlet on Broadway, both men were present and Pitt confronted Weinstein.

"Harvey was there and Brad Pitt - it was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically," she said.

"He said, 'If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I'll kill you.' Or something like that. It was so fantastic. He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn't have fame or power yet."

Paltrow first spoke out about Weinstein's alleged sexual harrassment in the New York Times last October.

After the confrontation, Weinstein warned Paltrow not to tell anyone else about the incident.

"I thought he was going to fire me," she was reported as saying in The New York Times.

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