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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Weinstein Used Lies About Sleeping with Her “as an Assault Weapon”

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Just when you thought it would be impossible to hear anything else more horrifying about Harvey Weinstein, a new exposé has been published that adds new, scary details to what we already know about his years of allegedly sexually assaulting women he worked with. In the newest report from The New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow called Harvey out for lying about sleeping with her, even though she had rebuked his advances.

In the first exposé from NYT about Harvey's decades of assault allegations, Gwyneth said that when she was 22 years old and working on Emma with him, he called her for a private meeting in his hotel room, where he invited her to his bedroom. She refused, and when then-boyfriend Brad Pitt approached Harvey about what happened, the producer of the film apparently told Gwyneth to keep what happened between her and Harvey private.

Now, according to what Gwyneth said to the Times in the newest piece about Harvey, she's found out some pretty creepy stuff after talking to some of Harvey's other alleged victims on the phone. She said that she recently found out that Harvey had been bragging about having sex with her to other women he was trying to lure, practically promising that their careers would turn out to be as successful as Gwyneth's had if they followed in what he depicted as her footsteps. To make matters worse, one anonymous woman said that he even kept a framed photo of the Shakespeare in Love actress in his hotel room.

“He's not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone, but he used the lie as an assault weapon,” Gwyneth said.

We couldn't have put it better ourselves. But now that all of these details are coming to light, it will be easier to hold him responsible for what many women have accused him of over the course of his career.

When the earliest allegations against Harvey came out publicly in October, he was fired from his production company, The Weinstein Company, and entered treatment for sex addiction in a program in Arizona. According to this second exposé, there was a ring of his confidants who helped Harvey cover up his indiscretions. These people will hopefully have to face some consequences, as well. Now that it seems these kinds of accusations are finally being taken seriously in Hollywood, maybe we'll see real change — not just in the entertainment industry, but everywhere.

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