Brad Pitt Confronted Harvey Weinstein Following Gwyneth Paltrow Harassment Incident
BRAD PITT NEWS: HIS CONFRONTATION WITH HARVEY WEINSTEIN
The actress was 22 when Weinstein made sexual advances toward her in his hotel room, which she refused. She also described how her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt was very supportive of her. A story has come out now that Pitt confronted and threatened Weinstein if he were to ever harass his girlfriend again.
“He got right in his face, poke him in the chest and said, ‘You will not ever do this to Gwyneth ever again,'” a source told People. “He made it absolutely clear this was not going to happen again and it didn’t.” The source explains that the Missouri-born actor told Weinstein that he would give him a Missouri whooping if he harassed Paltrow in the future.
The source goes on to explain that Pitt was not famous at the time, and put his career in jeopardy by confronting the famed producer. “He was a young guy in Hollywood taking a big chance… He’s one of the only men in Hollywood who stood up and said something. That’s a fact,” the source continued.
Both Paltrow and Pitt, however, continued to work with Weinstein for years after the incident. Pitt acted in the 2009 film Inglorious Basterds, on which Weinstein served as an executive producer. People are asking why the actor would work with the man after knowing how he treated Paltrow, and a source explained, “It was a great script that was sent to him by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. And that Harvey wasn’t at all involved in why he did the movie. Brad had minimal interaction with Harvey.”
And as for why Pitt never came forward with the story about Weinstein and Paltrow, it just wasn’t his place. “Bra’d actions speak louder than any words,” a source adds.