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Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow aren’t keeping back when it concerns Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo motion.
The 64- year-old magnate signed up with Paltrow on her brand-new weekly Goop podcast, where the 2 ladies mentioned the Miramax co-founder, whom they both dealt with in the past.
“I was in Chicago, in my own little world, but what I knew about Harvey was that Harvey was a bully and that if Harvey’s on the phone, you didn’t want to take the call because you’re going to get bullied in some way,” Winfrey stated.
“Yes, I was friendly with Harvey,” she continued. “I didn’t know any of this was going on. What I do question for myself is why I was willing to put up with the bullying thing. I was willing to put up with, ‘OK I’ll take the call,’ ‘OK I’ll do that.’ Why am I willing to put up with an a–hole? Why we won’t tolerate other things, but you can throw phones and call people jerks or whatever and do all this nasty stuff?”
As E! News formerly reported, Paltrow declared in an interview with The New York Times last October that at 22- years-old, Weinstein had actually summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel where he apparently positioned his hands on her and recommended they visit a bed room for a massage.
During her interview, Winfrey asked Paltrow if she was ever activated by the numerous sexual attack claims versus Weinstein prior to choosing to go public with her own individual experience.
“Very,” Paltrow stated. “It’s been months of me trying to process it all. I came out early in the trajectory of the whole story and I didn’t feel safe but I felt like I had a responsibility to do it.”
She continued, “When it happened to me, it only happened one time and I confronted [Harvey] and he never did it again. But he was a bully about work things, he was shaming, he was really hard on me and then was incredibly generous and would send me a private plane somewhere. It was a kind of typical abusive relationship and I hadn’t processed it, because so much of my acting career and so many of the incredible highs and lows, as well, were associated with him and Miramax.”
In concerns to the #MeToo motion, Winfrey exposed that “it had been coming.”
” It had actually been including Bill Cosby and absolutely nothing occurred,” she stated. “It had actually been including Bill O’Reilly Even with the President of the United States with the Access Hollywood tape, but, absolutely nothing occurs. It had actually been coming. It had actually been coming and [Weinstein] was the minute was where all of it taken shape.”
She continued, “I’m hoping that it leads to a better way of all human beings treating each other and that this moment in the movement is leading to us toward saying, ‘Not only am I not going to take your sexual harassment, I’m not going to take any of your bulls–t.’ Period. I think we’re on our way but we’re still figuring it out.”