Oprah Winfrey: I wouldn't be a good mother

Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow Talk Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo in New Podcast

However, Oprah then told Gwyneth - who has herself accused Weinstein of sexual harassment - that Weinstein allegedly used to try to pressure her to book the stars of his films on her hit talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which ran from 1986 to 2011. I can't just figure it out. "Yes, but of course I didn't know any of this was going on", Winfrey added, according to E!

Harvey Weinstein tried to bully Oprah Winfrey into booking the stars of his movies for her talk show, the media mogul has revealed. "(Best friend) Gayle (King) was like, 'Don't you love babies?' I was like, 'Oh, babies are fine.' It didn't feel like it was for me".

"I am so supportive of whoever or whatever you want to do or be".

But Oprah, who is now promoting her new Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, insists what she lacks as a mother figure she more than makes up for as a friend, adding, "I am so supportive of whoever or whatever you want to do or be". I've actually modeled being a friend after the friend that Gayle has been to me. And the same thing with my friend Gayle. "I want my friends to soar ... the sky isn't even the limit".

Oprah also told Paltrow she hopes the fall-out from the Weinstein scandal will change showbusiness for the better.

Winfrey has known Weinstein for a long time, and even as seemingly un-ending sexual misconduct allegations came out against him over the past several months, many have wondered whether Oprah ever knew exactly what was going on behind closed doors.

That's pretty similar to previous comments she's made about being disgusted by Weinstein's behavior, while also denying that she ever knew specifics of what took place. I was willing to put up with, 'OK I'll take the call, ' 'OK I'll do that.' Why am I willing to put up with an a-hole? "Why we won't tolerate other things, but you can throw phones and call people jerks or whatever and do all this nasty stuff".

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