Harvey Weinstein may have been convicted and jailed, but newly unsealed court documents and email correspondences contain shocking revelations about his former life – including some about Jennifer Aniston.
In 2017, the New York Times reported that Weinstein heard a rumour that Jennifer Aniston accused him of groping her. In an email to his representative, Weinstein wrote that, “Jen Aniston should be killed.”
In response to the email, a rep for Aniston told the New York Times that Weinstein “never got close enough to her to touch her.”
“She has never been alone with him. We have no idea about the email, since it wasn’t sent to us, nor do we have any comment to make on it.”
It’s a distressing email, but not the revelation to come from the documents.
According to Vanity Fair, Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein was “furious” with him while he was being treated for sex addiction in rehab. In an email to Weinstein, he wrote, “U deserve a lifetime achievement award for the sheer savagery and immorality and inhumaneness [sic], for the acts u have perpetrated… I pray there is a real hell… That’s where you belong.”
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The documents also show that before he was fired from his own company, Weinstein sought support from major Hollywood names including Apple’s Tim Cook, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, and even Joe Biden’s top adviser.
Vanity Fair reports that Weinstein also “insinuated he had been abused as a boy to a reporter.” When a New York Daily News gossip columnist asked Weinstein if he has been a victim of sexual abuse, court documents show he replied via text, “It is a incident when I was a very young boy.” He then asked the columnist to delete the message.
Harvey Weinstein is currently incarcerated at Rikers Island jail where he is awaiting his second trial in Los Angeles. The span of his crimes against women are horrifying, and clearly, there was even more going on behind closed doors. We can only hope that justice will be served to all the women who faced abuse at Harvey Weinstein’s hands.
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