30 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault or Harassment
Angelina Jolie, an actress known for films including “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “A Mighty Heart” and “Maleficent,” as well as her work as a humanitarian and a director, did not go into detail but said Mr. Weinstein made unwanted advances on her during the late 1990s around the release of “Playing by Heart.”
“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,” Ms. Jolie, 42, said in an email to The New York Times. “This behavior toward women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Just after she was chosen to star in an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel “Emma,” Gwyneth Paltrow said, she was invited to Mr. Weinstein’s hotel suite, where he suggested a massage in the bedroom. She said she refused.
Ms. Paltrow, 45, went on to star in movies including “Shakespeare in Love,” for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” and to found a lifestyle company, Goop. But at the time, she said, she was told to stay quiet.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said.
In 1997, the actress Rose McGowan reached a settlement with Mr. Weinstein following a hotel room encounter with him during the Sundance Film Festival. She had recently played a memorable role in the slasher movie “Scream,” which came out in 1996.
The Times reported on the previously undisclosed $100,000 settlement last week. According to the document’s language, it “was not to be construed as an admission” by Mr. Weinstein.
Ms. McGowan, 44, took to social media to support the women coming forward with allegations against the producer — and to criticize the Hollywood personalities who remained silent.