In numerous alleged incidents, women said that Weinstein invited them into his hotel room under the guise of a professional meeting, but then asked them for massages or sex.
Since Weinstein's downfall, more big names have been accused of sexual harassment or assault, including actor Kevin Spacey, former "Today" show host Matt Lauer, director Brett Ratner and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Sen. Others, including actresses Asia Argento and Paz de la Huerta, said he raped them.
Paltrow, 45, alleged in October that Weinstein put his hands on her during a meeting in a Beverly Hills hotel when she was 22.
The "Girls" star told the newspaper that she also warned Adrienne Elrod, a Clinton spokeswoman, about rumors surrounding Weinstein.
She won an Oscar in 1999 ― her only Academy Award ― for her role in "Shakespeare in Love", produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio.
The actress has accused the shamed film producer of wielding her name like "an assault weapon" in a string of "disturbing encounters".
The federal suit is seeking damages from Weinstein and his cohorts on grounds of racketeering, civil battery, assault, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.