The actor said he “wanted to make sure nothing was going to happen further” after Paltrow alleged that the disgraced producer had inappropriately placed his hands on her during a “work meeting” in a Los Angeles hotel.
The incident is said to have happened after Paltrow was hired to play the lead role in Jane Austen adaptation, Emma, in 1994.
Paltrow later said on The Howard Stern Show that Pitt, her then-boyfriend, threatened Weinstein at the opening of a Broadway production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes in 1995.
According to the Avengers star, he told Weinstein: “If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.”
“At that moment, I was just a boy from the Ozarks on the playground and that’s how we confronted things,” he said.
“I think the interesting thing is that we, Hollywood specifically, but the workplace – men and women’s dynamics – is being re-calibrated in a very good way that is long overdue. And I do think that’s an important story to tell.”
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