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"It was great", she said whilst speaking on The Howard Stern Show.

Gwyneth Paltrow says her ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened to kill disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of harassment in a hotel room.

The two then ran into Weinstein at the Hamlet premiere and Paltrow said the confrontation was the "equivalent of throwing him against the wall". Paltrow told Stern that the decision to talk to journalist Jodi Kantor the summer before the article was published was a major one for her.

She told the New York Times how, when she was 22, Weinstein touched her inappropriately and tried to get her to give him a massage in his hotel suite.

"I was a kid". I think Brad is someone who is really intelligent, he's very emotionally intelligent.

The "Iron Man" actress was left "shaken" by her encounter with Weinstein and admitted she was initially hesitant to speak about her experiences when first approached by reporters.

Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt once threatened Harvey Weinstein

"I love him for this too", Paltrow replies, adding that she never felt a predatory "vibe" from Weinstein before the incident, having considered him to be like a "father figure" to her.

That said, Paltrow gushed that the TV writer, 47, is "fantastic" with her daughter, Apple, 14, and son Moses, 12, both of whom she shares with her ex-husband, Chris Martin.

"I'm not sure exactly what I was trying to heal in that instance, but it was...he was, you know, it was specific". Gwyneth said she was completely "blindsided" by the request.

Asked by Stern if she thought Pitt overstepped in his protectiveness, Paltrow said she thought the encounter was "fantastic". "He said, 'If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I'll kill you, ' or something like that", recalls Paltrow.

At the time, Paltrow was preparing to shoot the lead role in Miramax's new adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma alongside Toni Collette and Ewan McGregor. However, she did not reveal any details as to what Pitt said to Weinstein, until now.

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