Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the many actresses that have come forward in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein originally published by the New York Times.
In a throwback interview that has recently resurfaced, the actress dubbed Harvey as a “coercer” on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1998.
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The then-26-year-old was promoting her movie Shakespeare in Love which had been produced by Harvey and took place around four years after the producer allegedly sexually assaulted Gwyneth when she was cast in her first Weinstein-produced film Emma.
David Letterman then jokes to the actress: “Are you here of your own free will? Has someone coerced you into being here?”
“Do you count Harvey Weinstein as a coercer?” she replied to the host.
The actress then added: “I do all my movies for Harvey Weinstein, that’s Miramax, and I’m lucky to do them there, but he will coerce you to do a thing or too.”
“In return what will Harvey do for you?” Letterman asked.
“Nothing,” Gwyneth simply replied.
According to the New York Times, Harvey placed his hands on the blonde beauty's shoulders and suggested they head to the bedroom for massages.
Gwyneth, now 45, told the news outlet: "I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified."
The star claims she refused the alleged advances and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted the producer, and Harvey later asked Gwyneth not to tell anyone what had allegedly happened.
She added: "I thought he was going to fire me."
Angelina Jolie, Heather Graham, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne are just a few of the women who have come forward claiming Weinstein exerted unwanted sexual advances towards them.