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Brad Pitt opens up about confronting Weinstein over Gwyneth Paltrow: Wanted to make sure nothing would happen again

The actor said he was "just a boy from the Ozarks on the playground and that's how we confronted things."

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Updated: Sep 20, 2019, 03.08 PM IST
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Paltrow had said she was “blindsided” by the alleged incident with Weinstein, and had told then-boyfriend Pitt about it.
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Brad Pitt says he confronted Harvey Weinstein after the disgraced producer made unwanted advances towards his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow because he wanted to protect her.

In an interview with CNN, the 55-year-old discussed the incident Paltrow, 46, spoke about in a May 2018 interview with Howard Stern.

“At that moment, I was just a boy from the Ozarks on the playground and that's how we confronted things,” Pitt said when asked what provoked him to confront the powerful producer.

“I just wanted to make sure nothing was going to happen further because she was going to do two films (with Weinstein). I think the interesting thing is that we, Hollywood specifically, but the workplace, men and women's dynamics is being re-calibrated, re-calibrated in a very good way that is long overdue. And I do think that's an important story to tell,” he added.


Speaking to Stern, Paltrow had said she was “blindsided” by the alleged incident with Weinstein. “It was weird. I was alone in a room with him. It was out of the blue. I was shocked,” she said.

She told Pitt about what allegedly happened at the time, saying the actor confronted Weinstein and told him to never touch Paltrow again.

“He said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I'll kill you. Or something like that,” Paltrow recalled Pitt saying to Weinstein.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex and retaliation against women for not entertaining his advances.

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It all started with Harvey Weinstein in 2017 and four months in to 2018 and now with Bill Cosby's conviction, things are certainly looking up for the #MeToo movement. The number of cases of sexual harassment in Hollywood that have come to light since 2017 has been outstanding. It could also be called the 'Weinstein Effect'. Many of the women who spoke out against Weinstein -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan -- are famous names. 2018 has been no different and in a breakthrough trial, after decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls - and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad - Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. Cosby's conviction will only bolster the #MeToo movement. But they weren't alone, it was almost like a Pandora's Box was opened and a lot of names came out. Let's look at all the accused men:
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