In an expose published by the newspaper in October, the 45-year-old actress recalls an alleged encounter with Weinstein that occurred before filming began on her 1996 movie, Emma. Paltrow, then 22, claims the Hollywood producer summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting, which ended with him allegedly placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” Paltrow said, adding that she refused his alleged advances, and told a few friends, family members, her agent, and her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt.
"He screamed at me for a long time," Paltrow further claimed about Weinstein, who allegedly berated her after discussing the incident. She even thought she was going to lose her role in Emma. "It was brutal."
ET later learned that Pitt "strongly confronted [Weinstein] and told him repeatedly that it better never happen again."
Despite the alleged incident, Paltrow continued to work with Weinstein, winning an Oscar in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love. "I was expected to keep the secret," she explained.