JOLE, PAL­TROW WERE WE­IN­STEINS VIC­TIMS TOO

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An­gelina Jolie and Gwyneth Pal­trow have be­come the lat­est voice to al­lege they were vic­tims of sex­ual ha­rass­ment at the hands of pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein. Both said the in­ci­dents hap­pened early in their ca­reers, say me­dia re­ports.

Jolie and Pal­trow joined a string of ac­tresses on Tues­day ac­cus­ing We­in­stein of ha­rass­ment. Both ac­tresses sent state­ments to a me­dia house, which first re­ported al­le­ga­tions against him last week.

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 (1996), he sum­moned her to his ho­tel suite, where he placed his hands on her and sug­gested mas­sages in his bed­room.

“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was pet­ri­fied,” she said in a re­port.

She said she told her then­boyfriend Brad Pitt about the in­ci­dent, and said he con­fronted We­in­stein. “I thought he was go­ing to fire me,” she said.

For­mer US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and his wife Michelle too, added their voice to the grow­ing demon­stra­tions of pub­lic out­rage against the film-maker.

A state­ment re­leased by the Oba­mas said they “have been dis­gusted by the re­cent re­ports about Har­vey We­in­stein”. It adds they “cel­e­brate the courage of women who have come for­ward”.

FOR­MER US PRES­I­DENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE TOO, ADDED THEIR VOICE TO THE GROW­ING DEMON­STRA­TIONS OF PUB­LIC OUT­RAGE AGAINST WE­IN­STEIN

PHOTO: REUTERS

Gwyneth Pal­trow and An­gelina Jolie

Har­vey We­in­stein PHOTO: AP

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