Gwyneth Paltrow was not only one of the dozens of women who allegedly suffered the abuse of Harvey Weinstein , the producer who was, in his day, one of the people with the most power in Hollywood. His rise to stardom was also a weapon that Weinstein used to hunt more victims: Paltrow was the example of how he could get things to an actress if admitted and was silent abuse.
The dual role of Paltrow is one of the revelations of the book that has been published this week in the US about the scandal of abuse of Weinstein, a matter that ate the public attention two years ago, and that it contributed to the expansion of the movement "MeToo". The book is called "She Said" ("She said") and is signed by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey , the two journalists from "The New York Times" that brought to light the sexual abuse that used to be the head of Miramax.
At the beginning of October 2017, Kantor and Twohey aired the accusations against Weinstein of several actresses. The more prominent, Ashley Judd: . A few days after, other big names in Hollywood - Angelina Jolie , Rosanna Arquette - added their testimonies. Among them, the most complete was that of Paltrow, who recalled how She tried to abuse it in the mid-nineties, just when the producer had hired to star in "Emma", the film would know, the public at large. As other actresses, touched him inappropriately and tried to invite you to a massage in his room, which he refused.
In the matter came even to terciar Brad Pitt , then-boyfriend of the actress. A premiere in Hollywood, stood up to Weinstein and told him not to come back to put the hand above. But the professional relationship between Paltrow and Weinstein have not disappeared by the incident. She became the "golden girl" of Miramar. A few years later, he won the "Oscar" for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love," also from producer Weinstein.Save her career
Like other women, was resigned to forget the episode to save your career. But in 2017, already established as a superstar and a business empire to your backs, when he met the original article of the newspaper new yorker, offered to tell his own story. Kantor and Twohey have been assured that in addition worked to find other victims and convince them that they should speak in public of the abuses.
in spite of this, Paltrow was still fearing Weinstein. During their research, the journalists knew that the producer was obsessed to know if the actress was among those who had recounted his experience to the newspaper.
Paltrow feared to meet with Weinstein and asked if she was among the acusadoras. At a party that she organized in her home was presented to the producer. Paltrow sent him messages to the journalists hiding in the bathroom, wondering what she should do.
One of the reasons that motivated Paltrow to take a central role in the allegations to Weinstein was something that hurt almost as much as the abuse that he suffered: the producer used to take advantage of other women. In the epilogue of the book, the authors maintain a group conversation with victims of abuse. Among them are Rachel Crooks , who accused Donald Trump , or Christine Blasey Ford , which denounced the current Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh. And also Paltrow, who explained that, after the face, many women confessed to him that She spoke of herself and her rise to stardom, with the understanding that the actress accepted his proposals and this was the outcome in your race. "This has been the hardest of all, to feel like an instrument of coercion in a violation," said Paltrow, in tears, in that conversation. "Somehow it almost makes me feel guilty, even though it is completely illogical".
Weinstein has always advocated that all sexual encounters he had with actresses and women working in the film industry were spoiled. However, two accusations have got to bring to a trial with charges of rape and sexual assault , among others. I was going to start this September, but has been delayed until the beginning of January.Updated Date: 15 September 2019, 04:01