Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, Brad Pitt, who was her boyfriend at the time, threatened the former movie mogul.
“The 45-year-old actress told ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Wednesday she was ‘blindsided,'” the AP reports. “Paltrow claimed she was 22 when Weinstein placed his hands on her at a hotel and suggested they go to a bedroom for massages.
“Paltrow said she told Pitt what happened and the actor confronted Weinstein at a Broadway opening.”
Paltrow is quoted in the report saying: “It was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall.”
The actress said Pitt leveraged his fame and power to protect her at a time when she didn’t have fame or power, the AP reports. Paltrow and Pitt were briefly engaged, but broke up in 1997.