Gwyneth Paltrow says that Harvey Weinstein's mistreatment of her went beyond the alleged incident in a Beverly Hills hotel room.
TheNew York Times released a follow-up article about the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against the former movie mogul, and in it, Paltrow claims that she's been hearing that Weinstein used to repeatedly boast about having sex with her to coerce other women into sleeping with him.
One woman claims that in 2000, Weinstein told her that he had been intimate with Paltrow as well as others, while another woman, who alleges that Weinstein assaulted her in 2004, remembers a photo of the actress on display in his room.
Paltrow tells the Times that hearing that Weinstein was spreading lies about her was devastating. "He’s not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone,” she says. “But he used the lie as an assault weapon."
A rep for Weinstein released a statement to ET in response to the allegations, saying, “Mr. Weinstein vehemently denies these accusations and has never stated he slept with any of them. It’s ridiculous that anyone would believe these talented women, Academy Award winners, provided sexual favors in exchange for roles they earned based on their talent and brilliant work. It’s simply not true."
In response to the recent Times article, Weinstein's attorneys also released a statement, which reads: "Mr. Weinstein has never at any time committed an act of sexual assault, and it is wrong and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic behavior or consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an untrue claim of criminal conduct. There is a wide canyon between mere allegation and truth, and we are confident that any sober calculation of the facts will prove no legal wrongdoing occurred. Nonetheless, to those offended by Mr. Weinstein’s behavior, he remains deeply apologetic.”