Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Harvey Weinstein lied about sleeping with me to other women'

Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Harvey Weinstein lied about sleeping with me to other women'

Lena Dunham stated in a Tuesday New York Times exposé that she - a fastidious supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race - explicitly warned Clinton's campaign about Harvey Weinstein being a "rapist".

Actresses Uzo Aduba, Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham appear on stage during the Hillary Victory Fund - Stronger Together concert, a fundraiser in New York City reportedly organized by Harvey Weinstein.

"I just want you to let you know that Harvey's a rapist and this is going to come out at some point".

The "Girls" star told the newspaper that she also warned Adrienne Elrod, a Clinton spokeswoman, about rumors surrounding Weinstein. "That's something staff wouldn't forget", Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, tells the Times.

Weinstein, who prominently advocated for Clinton's presidential bid by holding fundraisers and other public events, is now being investigated for multiple claims of sexual assault and rape.

"One thing is clear: to create a permanent change in the culture, we need to send a message to the powerful and wealthy individuals, companies and industries that fêted their Harvey Weinsteins, instead of protecting the victims", says a joint statement released by the women.

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The papers also state, "Weinstein and TWC further agreed that Weinstein's payment "constitutes a "cure" for the misconduct and no further action can be taken".

The Times said that Hillary and Bill Clinton dined with Weinstein and his attorney and trusted advisor David Boies at a restaurant in Harlem days after Clinton's loss in the election.

Along with Dunham's warnings, Tina Brown, a well-known magazine editor, says she told a member of Clinton's team in 2008 to watch out for Weinstein and to distance the campaign from him.

According to Dunham's account in the Times report, the campaign didn't respond to her warnings.

Weinstein's career in Hollywood was destroyed after reports came forward accusing him of intimidating, sexually harassing and abusing women for decades.

When Paltrow made her original allegation, she claimed she told Brad Pitt, her then-boyfriend, about the alleged encounter and he confronted Weinstein, who subsequently "screamed" at her for a long time, making her think she would be fired from Emma. The New Yorker followed with another explosive story a few days later.

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