Gwyneth Paltrow Says Relationship With Ben Affleck Was 'Very Much a Lesson'

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When Gwyneth Paltrow revealed to the world past year that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her early in her career, she also mentioned how then-boyfriend Brad Pitt came to her rescue.

Paltrow said Pitt leveraged his fame and power to protect her at a time when she didn't have fame or power.

"It was the equivalent of throwing [Weinstein] against the wall, energetically", Paltrow told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show Wednesday.

According to the actress, after she signed on to starring roles in "Shakespeare in Love" and "Emma", The Weinstein Company founder supposedly tried to coerce her into going into a hotel room with him to give him a "massage".

The Oscar victor said that she told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and the actor reportedly confronted Weinstein.

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.

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The money, court filings said, came from her book and speaking engagements, soap making, doll making and artwork sales. Court documents that were originally obtained by KHQ-TV can be viewed here.

And after having two gorgeous kids with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin - Apple, 14, and 12-year-old Moses, Gwyneth is saying "I do" for a second time to Glee creator Brad, who will also be stepping into his second marriage and bringing along two children, Isabella and Brody.

"Brad is someone who is really intelligent", Paltrow said elsewhere in the interview with Stern.

Digging further into the showdown Brad had with Harvey, Gwyneth revealed, "We were at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway".

"I think [my parents] appreciated how he's super intelligent and he's really, really talented and so amusing, but he was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend", she confessed. "I told my boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt. He's a good person and Harvey was never inappropriate with me again". "I love him for this too", Paltrow replied.

"It's interesting, I think there's certain boyfriends where you are trying to work stuff out, right?"

Weinstein (66) has consistently denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

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