Gwyneth Paltrow is perhaps a long way from Harvey Weinstein after the two ended their working relationship in 2003, but the superstar and the disgraced mogul were hardly strangers.
A number of emails received from DailyMail.com show that Paltrow invited Weinstein to film screenings, met him in person at his office in New York and expressed her gratitude after he appeared on a television special about her Hollywood career in the decade preceding her New Interview with York Times.
These emails came to light after the release of She Said, a book by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey about the scandal that contains a more in-depth investigation into a story that was first told in 2018 to knock down the vital role that Paltrow played in Weinstein by convincing other women to talk.
However, she also hesitated to record a report herself, because she had to deal with both public ridicule and legal issues after the release of her lifestyle company GOOP from a vaginal jade egg for $ 85.
Chums: Gwyneth Paltrow and Harvey Weinstein maintain a cordial relationship in the decades after the mogul sexually harassed her in a hotel room in Beverly Hills (couple above in 2008)
In 2007, Paltrow asked Weinstein to be invited to a premiere party for her brother Jake's feature film, and in 2009 she met the mogul at his Tribeca office.
She also met him at a party she organized at her home in July 2017, only a few weeks into her crusade to take down the accused sexual predator.
A nervous Paltrow finally hid in her bathroom to avoid Weinstein, she recently revealed, saying he was coming early to try to ambush her after he learned that the bombshell exposures that ended his career were in the making .
However, he did not know that Paltrow was leading the efforts.
The exchanges between the two were largely one-sided, with Weinstein sending emails and invitations that were rarely returned by Paltrow,
But Paltrow broke her nickname for the mogul after her email to be excited about her appearance in the movie Country Strong.
& # 39; Thank you Bomber. That means a lot & # 39 ;, wrote Paltrow on January 10, 2011.
& # 39; I put everything I had in that performance. I'm glad you liked it & # 39;
She also used the same e-mail to confirm Weinstein & # 39; s television appearance and said: & # 39; Thank you very much for the time you took to do that E! piece. & # 39;
Paltrow had given Weinstein her seal of approval a month earlier when he said he would appear on the program and wrote: & # 39; It was clear that the old Miramax was a very defining time for me and a very special place. & # 39;
Rave: & # 39; It was clear that the old Miramax was a very defining time for me and a very special place & # 39 ;, Paltrow wrote when Weinstein agreed to talk about her in a bio
Meet and greet: in 2007 Paltrow asked Weinstein to be invited to a premiere party for her brother Jake's feature film, and in 2009 she met the mogul in his Tribeca office (above)
Weinstein also made a few offers to Paltrow over the years, despite her claim that he had lost interest in her as a film star after the underwhelming checkout for their latest film together, View From the Top.
In 2010 he wrote to Paltrow about the lead role as a lead actor in A Little Night Music, adding that her mother Blythe Danner could play the role of her character's mother in the production.
He also offered her a role in the Dr Thorne series, made by Julian Fellowes, the Oscar and Emmy-winning writer and director behind Downton Abbey and Gosford Park.
Weinstein said in an email from September 2015 that Paltrow would be perfect as Miss Dunstable, a role that was eventually filled by Allison Brie.
Paltrow said she made it a point to distance herself from Weinstein after she became pregnant with her daughter Apple, who is now 15.
That was almost ten years after she claimed that Weinstein had sexually harassed her in a hotel room.
Paltrow was only 22 at the time and afraid she would lose her first leading role in Emma.
& # 39; I was a child, I was signed in, I was petrified, "Paltrow said, revealing that when she was told to meet Weinstein in his hotel room, she wasn't suspicious about it because it was on a fax from Creative Artists came to Agency.
Once he arrived at the hotel, he began to massage her and then asked her to go to the bedroom with him, she said.
She rejected his advance and drove away devastated, thinking: & # 39; I thought you were my uncle Harvey. & # 39;
She then told boyfriend Pitt Pitt about the incident she said, which then confronted Weinstein.
Weinstein returned to the actress and told her never to tell again what happened between them, she claimed.
At the time, Paltrow prepared for the lead role in the new adaptation of Miramax & # 39; s & # 39; Emma & # 39; by Jane Austen alongside Toni Collette and Ewan McGregor.
& # 39; He shouted at me for a long time, & # 39; said Paltrow. & # 39; It was cheeky. & # 39;
A few years later, she was a superstar and Oscar winner, but she didn't have the power to share her story.
& # 39; I was expected to keep the secret, & # 39; said Paltrow, who Weinstein alternately & # 39; generous and supportive and champion, and punitive and bullying & # 39; called. & # 39;
However, she no longer decided to remain silent.
& # 39; We are at a time when women must send a clear message that this is over & # 39 ;, Paltrow said.
& # 39; This way of treating women ends now. & # 39;
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