Former “Pals” star Jennifer Aniston detailed her expertise being “bullied” by now-disgraced film mogul, Harvey Weinstein.
The 50-year-old star spoke with Selection about her expertise coping with Weinstein earlier than quite a few girls got here ahead with allegations of sexual assault towards the Hollywood huge shot. Aniston defined that she didn’t personally expertise any sexual misconduct from Weinstein, however she noticed different “piggish habits.”
Aniston revealed that she met Weinstein for the primary time whereas engaged on “Derailed” with Clive Owen.
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“There was the premiere dinner. I bear in mind I used to be sitting on the dinner desk with Clive, and our producers and a buddy of mine was sitting with me,” Aniston stated. “And he actually got here to the desk and stated to my buddy: ‘Rise up!’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And so my buddy acquired up and moved and Harvey sat down. It was simply such a degree of gross entitlement and piggish habits.”
She detailed one other encounter in London wherein Weinstein pressured her to sport garments by his now-ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.
“I bear in mind, proper when [his ex-wife] Georgina’s clothes line Marchesa was beginning,” Aniston stated. “That’s when he came visiting me in London whereas we had been taking pictures. He’d be like, ‘Okay, so I’d such as you to put on certainly one of these to the premiere.’ And I went by means of the e book, and on the time, it wasn’t what it’s right this moment. It was not for me. He was like, ‘It’s important to put on the gown.’ That was my solely bullying. And I used to be like, ‘No, I can’t put on the gown.’”
“Effectively, what was he going to do? Come over right here and make me put on it?!” she added.
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Revelations about Weinstein in 2017 are largely credited with sparking the #MeToo motion that noticed many highly effective males in showbusiness face allegations of sexual misconduct. The motion has been on the forefront of Aniston’s thoughts because of her new Apple TV+ collection “The Morning Present,” which tells a fictionalized story that mirrors the controversy over Matt Lauer’s exit at NBC’s “As we speak” present.
“The Morning Present” stars Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, with “The Workplace” funnyman portraying what seems to be a made-for-TV model of Lauer. The official trailer begins with Aniston’s character – additionally a information anchor – delivering a well-recognized message to viewers.
“Good morning, I’m bringing you some unhappy and upsetting information, and whereas I don’t know the main points of the allegations… my co-host and associate of 15 years was fired right this moment,” Aniston’s character says because the trailer cuts to Carrell’s character smashing his tv.
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“What’s so great about doing this present is that it’s so unapologetically sincere by way of matters and the conditions. It’s mainly displaying all sides,” Aniston instructed Number of her position. “It’s displaying how issues are stated behind closed doorways throughout Me Too, that nobody else has the balls to say in entrance of the world.”
Fox Information’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.