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The lie Weinstein told to trick women into bed

HARVEY Weinstein told women he slept with Gwyneth Paltrow to coerce them into having sex with him, according to a report in the New York Times.

Multiple women told the Times that Weinstein, 65, claimed he made Paltrow, 45, a star with Shakespeare in Love after she slept with him, insinuating that an affair with him could also result in stardom for them.

One woman, who accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in 2004, claimed that he kept a framed photo of Paltrow in his bedroom. Another who alleged that Weinstein sexually harassed her in 2000 said that Weinstein told her he'd been intimate with Paltrow and other stars.

"He's not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone," Paltrow said. "But he used the lie as an assault weapon."

Gwyneth Paltrow says Weinstein told people the lie to coerce them into bed.
Gwyneth Paltrow says Weinstein told people the lie to coerce them into bed.

Paltrow told the paper she personally spoke to some of the women who Weinstein allegedly coerced with the lie, calling the incidents "devastating."

The actress previously told the Times that Weinstein put his hands on her and suggested she give him a massage at his Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel suite when she was 22 years old, saying, "I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified."

After her then-beau Brad Pitt confronted Weinstein over the incident, Paltrow claims the disgraced producer "screamed at [her] for a long time."

Regarding accusations that Mr. Weinstein stated that he slept with Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger.

"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. "

Mr Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations through his legal representatives Sitrick And Company.

"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," the statement read.

 

This story first appeared in the New York Post.

Topics:  gwyneth paltrow harvey weinstein rape sexual assault sexual harassment weinstein



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