In a 1998 interview with David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow suggested that Harvey Weinstein had 'coerced' her to appear on the show rather than flying to California for Thanksgiving

Gwyneth Paltrow hints at Harvey Weinstein abuses

A 1998 interview in which Gwyneth Paltrow referred to Harvey Weinstein as a ‘coercer’ has resurfaced online – just days after she revealed how the shamed movie mogul sexually propositioned her when she was 22.

It comes as the movie mogul faces ruin after at least 30 actresses accused him of sexual assault, rape or harassment over decades.

He has fled to a rehab clinic in Arizona after appearing to suffer a meltdown in front of his photographers at his daughter’s house after she phoned 911 to report he was ‘suicidal’.

Increasing numbers of Hollywood figures are now claiming they had heard rumors of Weinstein’s alleged behavior.

The interview with Letterman is a further hint that his alleged abuses and predatory nature were widely known in showbiz circles.

Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman the star – then 26-years-old – told the host she should have already been in California with her family for Thanksgiving celebrations, but had been persuaded to appear on TV instead.

When asked if someone had ‘coerced’ her to be there, she laughed and asked the host. ‘Do you count Harvey Weinstein as a coercer?’

She added: ‘I do all my movies for Harvey Weinstein, that’s Miramax for all of you. And I’m lucky to do them there, but he will coerce you do a thing or two.’

‘So Harvey said, “go on and talk about your movie, is that what Harvey said?”,’ Letterman asked.

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In a 1998 interview with David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow suggested that Harvey Weinstein had 'coerced' her to appear on the show rather than flying to California for Thanksgiving

In a 1998 interview with David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow suggested that Harvey Weinstein had ‘coerced’ her to appear on the show rather than flying to California for Thanksgiving

The star at the Miramax post-Oscar party with Harvey Weinstein, celebrating her Best Actress win for Shakespeare In Love

The star at the Miramax post-Oscar party with Harvey Weinstein, celebrating her Best Actress win for Shakespeare In Love

Harvey Weinstein gave a resounding f*** you to the world as he was seen out in LA at his lawyer's offices

Harvey Weinstein gave a resounding f*** you to the world as he was seen out in LA at his lawyer’s offices

Harvey Weinstein told photographers outside his daughter's Los Angeles home on Wednesday that the's 'not doing OK' and that he was hoping for a 'second chance'

Harvey Weinstein told photographers outside his daughter’s Los Angeles home on Wednesday that the’s ‘not doing OK’ and that he was hoping for a ‘second chance’

When Gwyneth replied, ‘yeah’, Letterman asked: ‘And in return what will Harvey do for you?’

The host wanted to know what Gwyneth would get for bowing to Harvey’s demands to go out and promote her film instead of joining her family for Thanksgiving and the actress insisted: ‘Nothing’.

‘Well, what’s wrong with that equation?’ he replied. ‘As the kids say, you do the math. I’m kind of fed up with Harvey’s behaviour.’

The uncomfortable footage has resurfaced in the wake of the star’s allegations that she too had been victim to Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.

In light of accusations by at least 30 women including Gwyneth, the shamed mogul has now flown to an exclusive rehab clinic in Arizona, The Meadows, which costs upwards of $40,000 a month and where former patients include Tiger Woods.

HOW GWYNETH WAS HARASSED BY WEINSTEIN

Earlier this week, in an interview with the New York Times, Gwyneth, 45, revealed that Weinstein had put his hands on her suggestively and tried to lead her into a bedroom to have a joint massage in his suite at The Peninsula Hotel during a meeting that her agents at C.A.A. had set up.

Afterwards, she confided in her then boyfriend Brad Pitt who confronted Weinstein when they later ran into one another.

Pitt confirmed Paltrow’s version of events to the Times but offered no further comment on the subject.

Paltrow told how she feared losing the title role in Emma, Weinstein’s 1996 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, when the incident in his room occurred.

‘I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,’ Paltrow recalled. She rebuffed him and left promptly, later telling Pitt about the encounter.

Paltrow, the daughter of Hollywood legends Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow who grew up mingling with the industry’s biggest stars, said she recalled thinking: ‘I thought you were my Uncle Harvey’.

After Pitt confronted Weinstein, the mogul phoned Paltrow and allegedly told her to never mention it to anyone else.

‘I thought he was going to fire me. He screamed at me for a long time. It was brutal,’ she said.

They continued to work together and both enjoyed meteoric success as a result of the partnership with Paltrow winning an Oscar in 1999 for her role in Weinstein’s Shakespeare In Love.

She resigned herself to never speaking of the incident, admitting: ‘I was expected to keep the secret.’

The actress, 45, said she had decided to finally speak out against Weinstein – who she described as ‘alternately generous and supportive and championing, and punitive and bullying,’ to send a message.

As he left his daughter’s home in LA to board his private jet last night, a clearly agitated Weinstein, who looked disheveled in a black T-shirt and loose jeans, told reporters: ‘Guys, I’m not doing OK but I’m trying. I gotta get help. I’m hanging in, I’m trying my best.’

The undignified appearance before reporters ended a torrid day for Weinstein, during which he had a furious row with his daughter, fled her house and tried to flag down a stranger’s car after she phoned 911 and reported him as ‘suicidal’.

Weinstein was then pictured giving people the middle finger as he as he entered the offices of his lawyer Patty Glaser flanked by stern-faced and suited male members of his entourage.

He later returned to his daughter’s home before where he made an apparent attack on other Hollywood A-listers as he spoke to reporters on his way to rehab.

‘And you know I’ve always been loyal to you guys, not like those F****** pr*** who treat you like s***. I’ve been the good guy,’ he said.

Weinstein has found himself isolated and alone as the rape and sexual assault allegations have piled up, leading him to complain that he has been abandoned by his Tinsel Town friends.

His wife Georgina Chapman and their two children remain in hiding and have not been spotted since last week, although she has released a statement announcing her separation from Weinstein.

The apparent decision by Weinstein to seek treatment in Arizona and not Europe – as he had previously indicated – is believed to have been suggested by his brother, Bob Weinstein.

This comes after a DailyMail.com exclusive which revealed the FBI had opened an investigation into the movie mogul.

The fear in some quarters would have been a Roman Polanski-style situation where Weinstein managed to dodge a prosecution in the United States by remaining in Europe.

Gwyneth’s interview with Letterman was filmed at the height of her fame as the star of hits such as Shakespeare In Love and Sliding Doors, four years after Weinstein allegedly propositioned her

The host asked Gwyneth what she would get in return for bowing to Harvey’s demands to go out and promote her film instead of joining her family for Thanksgiving and the actress insisted: ‘Nothing’.

‘Well, what’s wrong with that equation?’ he replied. ‘As the kids say, you do the math. I’m kind of fed up with Harvey’s behaviour.’

Weinstein has found himself isolated and alone as the sexual assault allegations have piled up, leading him to complain that he has been abandoned by his Tinsel Town friends

Weinstein has found himself isolated and alone as the sexual assault allegations have piled up, leading him to complain that he has been abandoned by his Tinsel Town friends

Despite insisting that he's not doing well, Weinstein took the time to wave to reporters and paused for a brief conversation

Despite insisting that he’s not doing well, Weinstein took the time to wave to reporters and paused for a brief conversation

The Shakespeare in Love star this week claimed that Harvey Weinstein made sexual advances towards her in a hotel room when she was 22-years-old which, though petrified, she refused

The Shakespeare in Love star this week claimed that Harvey Weinstein made sexual advances towards her in a hotel room when she was 22-years-old which, though petrified, she refused

Weinstein's wife Georgina has gone into hiding with their two children. Earlier this week she announced that she has separated from her husband

Weinstein’s wife Georgina has gone into hiding with their two children. Earlier this week she announced that she has separated from her husband

The embattled producer has flown to a rehab facility in Arizona, where former patients include Tiger Woods

The embattled producer has flown to a rehab facility in Arizona, where former patients include Tiger Woods

Weinstein was pictured heading to the airport, looking dishelved and agitated

Weinstein was pictured heading to the airport, looking dishelved and agitated

The star joked about producer Weinstein being a 'coercer' but the footage makes for uncomfortable viewing in the wake of allegations against the shamed movie mogul

The star joked about producer Weinstein being a ‘coercer’ but the footage makes for uncomfortable viewing in the wake of allegations against the shamed movie mogul

Gwyneth with Hilary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein at the premiere of Shakespeare In Love

Gwyneth with Hilary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein at the premiere of Shakespeare In Love

The star won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love after starring in a string of Weinstein company films

The star won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love after starring in a string of Weinstein company films

Gwyneth appeared friendly with Harvey over the years, and said that he could be both 'supportive and championing' as well as bullying

Gwyneth appeared friendly with Harvey over the years, and said that he could be both ‘supportive and championing’ as well as bullying

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