Angelina Jolie has given an interview for The Guardian and has left some statements that will be remembered for a long time. The actress has opened her heart and has spoken, among others, of her ex-husband Brad Pitt.
In 2009 Pitt starred in Damn bastards, film directed by Quentin Tarantino and in the production was Harvey Weinstein. He did so knowing that his wife had been harassed by him years before, something that caused Angelina a lot of pain.
The actress tells how she was harassed by the producer when they were only 21 years old. “It was much more than a flirtation, it was something I had to escape from. If you can escape from the room, you think he tried but failed, right? But the truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt are already an aggression “, he confessed.
It happened during the filming of Playing with the heart. “I stayed away from him and warned people about him. I remember telling Jonny, my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word with other guys: don’t let girls go alone with him.” he explained.
“They asked me to do ‘The Aviator’, but I said no because he was involved. I never associated or worked with him again. It was difficult for me when Brad did it,” Angelina said.
But Brad Pitt not only collaborated with Weinstein on the Tarantino movie, he also collaborated on one of his own. The actor co-produced Kill them softly, who also starred in and initially contacted Weinstein for help. Ultimately The Weinstein Company handled the distribution.
“We argue about that. Of course it hurt,” confessed the actress. Which has explained that it made her feel as if her husband was downplaying the harassment she had felt.
Harvey Weinstein was the main exposed by the movement MeToo. Numerous actresses and models reported him in 2017 for sexual harassment. The New York Supreme Court sentenced him to 23 years in jail for third degree rape and sexual assault.