Disgraced Hollywood film producer and convicted intercourse offender Harvey Weinstein denied assaulting Angelina Jolie after the actress accused him of assaulting her on the age of 21.
In an interview with The Guardian on Saturday, Jolie claimed to have been assaulted by Weinstein when she was 21 and starring within the 1998 film ‘Taking part in by Coronary heart’ – which was government produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
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“In case you get your self out of the room, you assume he tried however didn’t, proper? The reality is that the try and the expertise of the try is an assault,” Jolie – now 46 – mentioned, including that she subsequently “warned folks about him” and tried to “unfold the phrase” that ladies mustn’t “go alone with” him.
Weinstein – who’s at the moment serving a 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault – quickly shot again on the allegation, nevertheless, and claimed Jolie’s story was an try to spice up gross sales for her just lately launched e book ‘Know Your Rights.’
“It’s totally clear to me that that is for extra gross sales on Angie’s e book. There was by no means an assault, and by no means an try to assault,” Weinstein informed TMZ by an assistant, calling it “overtly unfaithful and clickbait publicity.”
“You are Angelina Jolie, each female and male on the planet, I am certain, exhibits curiosity in you. Is the entire world assaulting you?” he questioned.
In 2017, Jolie publicly revealed to have “had a nasty expertise with Harvey Weinstein” in her youth and “in consequence, selected by no means to work with him once more,” however didn’t explicitly accuse the producer of assault.
Weinstein was serving his jail sentence at New York’s Wende Correctional Facility however was extradited to the state of California and interned in Los Angeles’ Twin Towers Correctional Facility in June to face separate rape and sexual assault fees.
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