October 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST: Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie give separate interviews to The New York Times, adding their names to a growing list of actresses who say they’re victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Paltrow claims he touched the then 22-year-old rising star at his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, while Jolie says she suffered a “bad experience” with Weinstein in the ’90s and vowed to never work with him again.
October 10, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. PST: After a 10-month investigation by The New Yorker, more than 11 women come forward with stories of unwanted sexual advances or touching, three of which claim they were raped by Weinstein. One of those women is Italian film actress and director Asia Argento, who later says on Twitter, “You will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.”
Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, releases a statement: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counseling and rebuilding his life.”