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Jennifer Aniston Reveals How Harvey Weinstein Tried To 'Bully' Her With 'Piggish Behaviour'

Rae Batchelor 9 Oct 2019

Jennifer Aniston is starring in the much-anticipated Apple TV show The Morning Show that centers around the story of a highly publicized sexual misconduct scandal in the world of morning television. Obviously the show was influenced by the recent #MeToo movement that eventually outed famous producer Harvey Weinstein as an alleged abuser of many famous women.

Jennifer has now opened up about her own experience with Weinstein.

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While she does not claim to have been in any way abused, emotionally or sexually, by the producer, she does recall an incident where she felt that he had attempted to use his power and influence to "bully" her.

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Jennifer worked for Weinstein in 2005 for the film 'Derailed.'

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She told Variety, "I remember, right when Georgina’s clothing line Marchesa was starting. That’s when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He’d be like, ‘Ok, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere.'"

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"And I went through the book, and at the time, it wasn’t what it is today."

"It was not for me. He was like, ‘You have to wear the dress.’ That was my only bullying. And I was like, ‘No, I will not wear the dress.'”

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Jennifer said that Weinstein "knew better" than to try to force her to do so.

“Well, what was he going to do? Come over here and make me wear it?!” Jennifer also detailed when Weinstein forced one of her friends to vacate their seat so that he could sit next to Jennifer.

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It was incredibly rude.

Jennifer remembered exactly what went down. "He literally came to the table and said to my friend: 'Get up!' And I was like, 'Oh my gosh.'"

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"And so my friend got up and moved and Harvey sat down."

"It was just such a level of gross entitlement and piggish behavior," she said.

Other celebrities have come forward with similar stories about Weinstein, including Gwyneth Paltrow, who explained how Jennifer Aniston's ex Brad Pitt got involved.

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It was a shocking story.

Gwyneth told The New York Times that Weinstein had sexually harassed her in a hotel room after hiring her for a lead role in the movie Emma.

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He allegedly placed his hands on her and asked her for a massage.

"I was a kid, I was signed up, and I was petrified," she said. She later told her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, about the incident.

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This led to a confrontation between Weinstein and Pitt when they met.

“I told him right away and I was very shaken by the whole thing,” she said. "We were at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway. Harvey was there, and Brad Pitt..." Gwyneth said.

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"...it was the equivalent of throwing him against the wall, energetically."

“He said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you,’ or something like that," Gwyneth recalled of Brad and Weinstein's interaction.

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Gwyneth has explained she's still grateful for Pitt stepping in.

“It was so fantastic,” she said. “He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet.”

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