Gwyneth Paltrow said ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened to kill producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.
The 45-year-old actress shared new details of the encounter during an interview Wednesday on "The Howard Stern Show."
In October, Paltrow revealed the alleged sexual harassment by Weinstein in an interview with The New York Times. The actress claimed she was 22 when Weinstein summoned her to his hotel and placed his hands on her and suggested they go to a bedroom for massages. She said she "immediately left."
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Paltrow, who was dating Pitt at the time, said she told her boyfriend what happened and Pitt confronted Weinstein at a Broadway opening. Pitt confirmed the incident to the Times.
The "Fight Club" actor told the producer that if he ever made Paltrow "feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you," she told Stern.
"It was so fantastic because what he did was, he leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet," Paltrow said. "It was fantastic. He’s a good person and Harvey was never inappropriate with me again."
The two, who were briefly engaged, broke up in 1997.
Representatives for Weinstein and Pitt did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.