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Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow allege they were victims of sexual harassment
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 11/10/2017
Harvey Weinstein.

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest actresses to allege they were victims of sexual harassment at the hands of producer Harvey Weinstein.

Both said the incidents happened early in their careers.

They join a string of actresses accusing the Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment, following an investigation by the New York Times.

Weinstein earlier denied raping three women after allegations were made in US magazine The New Yorker.

It claimed that he had forced sex on the three.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein said: "Any allegations of non‑consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Weinstein."

Paltrow and Jolie both sent statements to the New York Times after the initial story was published.

Jolie said in an email: "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.

"This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."

In a statement, Paltrow alleged that, after Weinstein cast her in the leading role in Emma, he summoned her to his hotel room, where he placed his hands on her and suggested massages in his bedroom.

"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," Paltrow told the newspaper.

She told her then‑boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident, and said he confronted Weinstein.

Source: BBC

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