Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow claim Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment

A swathe of A-list celebrities have spoken out about the alleged sexual harassment they were victims of at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, further bolstering the claims already brought against the movie mogul.

The likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosanna Arquette are among a new group of Hollywood women to have made claims of unwanted sexual contact from the film executive.

On Monday (NZ time), the 65-year-old was fired from The Weinstein Company after the allegations made headlines, and he admitted at least some of them were true.

Now The New York Times, the publication that first published the claims, has released a follow-up to that original bombshell report by alleging Weinstein would often take women in the film industry to private places to discuss films, before turning sexual.

Paltrow told The Times that he requested she meet him in a swanky hotel for a work meeting, before he began touching her and suggested they go into the bedroom for massages.

She refused his advances and confided in then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted Weinstein about his behaviour. Paltrow told The Times she was "petrified" at the time, and was fearful she would be fired after Weinstein's conversation with Pitt.

Both Arquette and Jolie had a similar experience in their youth, the latter recounting unwanted sexual contact which she too rejected. In an email sent to The Times, Jolie said she chose never to work with Weinstein again, and warned others against it.

Other allegations in the new report detail instances in which Weinstein would even begin taking his clothes off or offer "explicit work-for-sex deals" in other meetings with females in the film industry.

On Tuesday (NZ time), Matt Damon and Russell Crowe were accused of helping Weinstein cover up his harassment when former Times journalist Sharon Waxman tried to write a piece about it a few years ago.

That story was centred on Fabrizio Lombardo, a man in Weinstein's employ who Waxman says was really hired "to take care of Weinstein's women needs".

However Damon has hit back, saying that while a phone call he made to Waxman was at Weinstein's request, he was merely asked to speak about his experience with Lombardo, which had been pleasant and professional.