‘There was never an assault’: Harvey Weinstein denies accusations by Angelina Jolie

Washington:

Disgraced Hollywood mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has mentioned that he never assaulted Angelina Jolie after she not too long ago claimed in a brand new interview she needed to “escape” an encounter with the disgraced movie mogul. Weinstein, who’s presently serving a 23-year sentence for rape and battery responded in a press release to TMZ through his assistant on Saturday. He mentioned, “THERE WAS NEVER an assault, and NEVER an try and assault.”

The assertion continued, “It is overtly unfaithful and clickbait publicity. You’re Angelina Jolie, each female and male on the earth, I’m positive, exhibits curiosity in you. Is the entire world assaulting you?” The heated response from Weinstein comes after the actor described her alleged prior expertise with him as “past a cross” whereas selling her upcoming guide, ‘Know Your Rights’, to a news outlet in an interview printed on Saturday.

“It’s very clear to me that that is for extra gross sales on Angie’s BOOK,” Weinstein added in his assertion. In the interview, Jolie, who starred in Weinstein’s ‘Playing By Heart’ when she was 21 mentioned she advised her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, concerning the alleged incident.

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“I stayed away and warned folks about him. I bear in mind telling Jonny, my first husband, who was nice about it, to unfold the phrase to different guys, do not let ladies go alone with him,” Jolie shared. She added that she was requested to do 2004’s ‘The Aviator’ however mentioned no as a result of Weinstein was concerned. Jolie’s claims about Weinstein got here out whereas she was discussing the continued points she had together with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, that finally led to their marriage ending.

The ‘Maleficent’ star claimed that Pitt requested Weinstein to be a producer on his film ‘Killing Them Softly’, a film The Weinstein Company later distributed. “We fought about (Weinstein’s involvement). Of course it damage,” Jolie shared. However, one other one among Pitt’s exes, Gwyneth Paltrow, had a very completely different expertise after Weinstein allegedly invited her, then simply 22 years outdated, again to his lodge room and advised they get massages within the bed room.

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Pitt allegedly confronted Weinstein at a movie premiere and bodily threatened the producer which, on the time, was an enormous danger for the up and coming actor. Plan B productions, Pitt’s firm, can also be engaged on a film about reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who helped take down Weinstein with their Pulitzer Prize-winning report.

Jolie first opened up concerning the alleged incident with Weinstein in 2017, claiming he’d made “undesirable advances” towards her in a lodge room. “I had a nasty expertise with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and in consequence, selected never to work with him once more and warn others once they did. This behaviour in the direction of girls in any discipline, any nation is unacceptable,” Jolie advised a news outlet on the time, as per Fox News.

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