Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein over ex Gwyneth Paltrow's claims

Rebekah Scanlan

Brad Pitt has confirmed that he once confronted alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein over his behaviour.

The Troy actor says that he leapt to the defence of his then-girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow, in the 1990s when she told him about an incident where she claimed the movie mogul had sexually propositioned her.

Hollywood superstar Gwyneth has worked with Weinstein several times over the years, including on Oscar winning Shakespeare In Love.

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Brad Pitt has confirmed that he once confronted alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein over his behaviour. Source: Getty

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of a string of sexual harassment offences. Source: Getty

The 45-year-old sensationally came forward as one of his alleged victims, telling The New York Times she had been victim to Weinstein's sexual misconduct when she was 22.

After describing an event where she revealed that producer Weinstein grabbed her and tried to lead her into a bedroom to have a joint massage in his hotel, she said she told Brad about it, and he later confronted him.

Brad's ex Gwyneth Paltrow worked with Weinstein on a number of huge Hollywood blockbusters. Source: getty

Brad dated actress Gwyneth in the 90's after meeting on the set of Seven. Source: Getty

Brad has now corroborated the Emma star's tale of events.

The sordid scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein started last Friday when the same newspaper published a series of sexual harassment claims against the movie-maker that span over a series of 30 years.

Since their report, numerous women have come forward to say he acted inappropriately towards them too, including Angelina Jolie, Liz Hurley and Meryl Streep.

Brad and Weinstein pictured together in 2009. Source: getty

Brad's estranged wife Angelina Jolie has also spoken out against Weinstein. Source: getty

Weinstein has denied the claims, vowing to take legal action.

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But he has said sorry for causing 'pain' and says he's planning to make amends for his past mistakes.

The pair won an Oscar for their work on Shakespeare In Love. Source: Getty

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