AceShowbiz - Gwyneth Paltrow has confessed she is "not sure" what she thinks about Harvey Weinstein.
The Goop CEO appeared at The New York Times DealBook Conference on Wednesday, November 06, and admitted she had a "complicated relationship" with the disgraced movie mogul. The "Avengers: Endgame" star was one of the first actresses to come forward and accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
"You know, I don't like to be binary about people or about things," she told DealBook's Andrew Ross Sorkin. "I think we're all equal parts or varying percentages light and dark."
The actress worked with Weinstein on several movies for Miramax, the company co-founded by Weinstein, including "Shakespeare in Love", for which she won an Oscar.
"He was a very, very important figure in my life. He was my main boss," she explained, reported CNN. "He gave me incredible opportunity and yet during that time we had a very, very fraught, complicated relationship. Highs and lows."
"And the postscript to that chapter of my life is where it gets extremely complicated for me, because information came to light about who he was and how he was behaving that I didn't know during my already very difficult time with him. So I'm not sure. I'm not sure how I feel."
Sorkin followed up and asked, when it comes to men like Weinstein, "can they repent? Is there something they can do?"
"There's a spectrum," Paltrow replied, "but it does seem to me, for the more egregious offenders, that really loss of power is what keeps them from further offending. So if they don't have the power, then they lose that dynamic and then the game's over."
Paltrow worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who investigated Weinstein for their book "She Said". The entrepreneur said she later realised there was a connection between Weinstein and her desire to move away from acting and start a company of her own.
Weinstein maintains he is innocent of any crime and has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.