Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein

Published By Marriska Fernandes on May 24, 2018

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow shared some new details on The Howard Stern Show about the night her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein for sexually harassing her.

Gwyneth explained that during the early days of her career, when she was hired by Weinstein to play the lead in his movie Emma, the movie mogul asked her to give him a massage while they were meeting to discuss the movie.

She said she was "blindsided" as he had never acted in such a manner before. She told Brad about the incident. "I told him right away and I was very shaken by the whole thing. We were at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway. Harvey was there and Brad Pitt — it was like the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically. He said, 'If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.' Or something like that."

The actress is grateful for his actions. "It was so fantastic. He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet."

Recalling her experience in a New York Times report, she said that after the alleged incident, the producer threatened her not to speak to anyone about it. "I thought he was going to fire me,” she said. “He screamed at me for a long time. It was brutal." ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gina B • 5/24/2018 10:17:23 AM

    For the first time I'm liking Brad!

  2. Stacey • 5/24/2018 10:19:56 AM

    Well done, Brad!

  3. Stacey • 5/24/2018 11:05:46 AM

    Brad has gone up immeasurably in my esteem!

  4. Colin • 5/24/2018 11:20:29 AM

    Brad plays a tough guy but he is like all the other Hollywood wimps. A wet rag.

  5. marc • 5/24/2018 11:43:04 AM

    Like so many of the stories coming out of Hollywood. How many are actually true

  6. Joe • 5/24/2018 11:46:53 AM

    Brad, Your my Hero and always will be!

  7. CDubya • 5/24/2018 12:08:04 PM

    Good. Finally a story where someone actually did something at the time and not just talk about it 10 years later and wished they did something...if it's true and I can't see why it wouldn't be true.

  8. James • 5/24/2018 12:15:34 PM

    But, did she give him the massage or not????

  9. Belinda • 5/24/2018 1:11:32 PM

    There were many men in Hollywood that simply turned a blind eye or made excuses for abusers. The current story about Jeffery Tambour and Jessica Walters comes to mind. Gwyneth Paltrow was fortunate to have Brad Pitt to stand up to Harvey Weinstein. Most women and actresses had no one and their credibility and integrity was questioned and/or they lost jobs.

  10. Jimmy • 5/24/2018 1:50:49 PM

    Yes, Brad! Bring Harvey to the Fight Club!!

  11. silvio b • 5/24/2018 6:43:33 PM

    i think brad was mad because he didn't get a massage, so he goes i kill u if u ever take my massage away, maybe Harvey Weinstein back was really hurting it not like he ask for rub and tug

  12. Tsk Tsk • 5/26/2018 8:18:14 AM

    Everybody has good and bad sides to them. Brads image has been pretty clean over the years. He has messed up, but who in their life has not ever? What Brad did at that time, would he have done that for any of his co-stars? Or just the one he was sleeping with? I would be more impressed if it was not one of his women he stood up for. I'd be more impressed with men just doing the right thing, without any side benefits for them self. Seems people just doing the right thing are the stories harder to come by and the ones really worth talking about.

  13. Kat • 5/26/2018 12:33:13 PM

    Reading some of these comments I am pretty disgusted. Have you ever heard; if you don’t have anything nice to say... don’t say anything at all.

  14. Bob Dobbs • 5/26/2018 8:34:59 PM

    @Kat Sadly you will need to pack up you computer and sell it if you don't want to be disgusted. Because the internet is full of A-hole trolls just looking to upset people. They get their jollies hiding behind their computer. They wouldn't say boo in public because they know they would get their nerdy ass kicked.

  15. Barbara Muszik • 5/26/2018 10:26:40 PM


  16. Laurel • 5/27/2018 6:47:23 PM

    Then she went and made more movies with Weinstein. I really don't get it?? If he was acting this way , why would she work for him again? I find it very hypocritical.

  17. Troll5 • 6/6/2018 4:30:11 PM

    Hard fail. Why are the actresses always "innocent." They are not, they know Hollywood is full of scumbags like Weinsteins and they choose to be hoe bags. It is part of the deal. Also hard fail regarding Brad. If he would have killed him, I would have been impressed.

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