Angelina Jolie has recently revealed that she felt bad that her then-husband, Brad Pitt, turned a deaf ear to everything he had told him about Harvey Weinstin and the actor decided to go back to work alongside the convicted rapist and film producer. “It was hard for me,” the actress confessed.
The founder of the popular production company Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is serving a 23-year sentence in a New York jail for sex crimes, and has just been extradited to California to face 11 new charges of rape and sexual assault. Angelina Jolie’s words have caught him serving his sentence, even so, Weinstein wanted to respond to the actress through a statement.
In this letter, which has been released by his representative, the producer accuses the actress of seeking publicity to appear in the media and promote her new book and the latest Marvel film, Eternals, in which Jolie has worked together with the Oscar winner for Best Direction, Chloé Zhao.
“There never was any assault nor was there even any attempted assault,” Weinstein begins. Although, on the other hand, he acknowledges that he was interested in her. Weintein argues that this desire was because at that time she was a sex symbol and that like everyone else on the planet he also liked the actress.
“You are Angelina Jolie, I am sure that every man and woman in this world has shown interest or interest in you. Have you also been attacked by the rest of the world?” Adds the prisoner sarcastically.
But Jolie’s testimony to The Guardian tells a totally different story about what happened when she was only 26 years old. “It was much more than a flirtation, I had to escape [de la habitación]”, has assured the actress.” I worked with him when he was young. If you manage to get out of the room, you think he tried but failed, right? But the truth is that the attempt was itself an assault, “Jolie confessed.
Angelina Jolie hurt with Brad Pitt
“I walked away and warned. I remember telling Jonny [Lee Miller], my first husband, who was great about this, to spread the word to other guys: don’t let women be alone with him. They asked me to do The Aviator [de Martin Scorsese], but I refused because he was involved, “the actress has revealed, she has also recalled how much it hurt her that her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, years later worked with Weinstein.
This response from the producer to Jolie seems like the latest blow from a person who has all of Hollywood turned their back on, including his great friend, Quentin Tarantino. What’s more, this summer his ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, announced that the marriage had officially divorced after four years of separation. For all this, it seems that, fortunately, the Weinstein era is over for good.