The New York Times has just published a follow-up to last week’s bombshell report alleging that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has sexually harassed his employees and actresses seeking work for nearly three decades. This new article features detailed accounts from multiple well-known actresses alleging that Weinstein harassed them — including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Jolie told the New York Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Paltrow’s statement is perhaps the most important for understanding the Weinstein story, because she has for so long been at the center of the Weinstein mythos. She is the first and most famous of what some industry observers have called “the Harvey Girls:” the mostly blonde, sometimes talented, and always beautiful young women on whom Weinstein has showered praise, attention, and industry connections over the years, before appearing to abruptly get bored, dropping them, and moving on to the next target.
It’s long been rumored that the so-called “Harvey Girls” are actually the victims of sexual harassment, with Weinstein leveraging his enormous social and professional power to demand sexual favors from young women whose careers he controls. And now, Paltrow’s statement would seem to confirm as much.
Paltrow told the New York Times that when she was 22 years old and just on the verge of breaking out, Weinstein hired her to star in Emma. Before shooting began, he had her agency send her a fax, scheduling a meeting between the two of them in Weinstein’s hotel suite. At the end of the meeting, Paltrow says, Weinstein invited her into his bedroom and asked her to massage him, putting his hands …read more
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