Harvey Weinstein suggested that Jennifer Aniston “should be killed” upon learning that the National Enquirer was planning to report he sexually assaulted her, court papers revealed Tuesday.
On Oct. 31, 2017, amid the barrage of #MeToo allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, Weinstein’s spokeswoman forwarded him an email from the Enquirer, the records show.
“Not sure if you saw this one. Jennifer Aniston,” wrote Sallie Hofmeister, a senior executive at the powerhouse Sitrick public relations company. In its email, the Enquirer said that “Jennifer confided to a friend that during the production of the 2005 movie ‘Derailed’ Weinstein sexually assaulted her by pressing up against her back in [sic] grabbing her buttocks.”It's not like they weren't on display.
The Enquirer also said, “Through the years he would frequently stare at her cleavage/breast and move his mouth around making Jennifer uncomfortable.” “We also quote a source close to Jennifer who tells the Enquirer: ‘Harvey was infatuated with Jennifer Aniston — He had a massive crush on her and constantly talked about how hot she was,'” the message added.
About 45 minutes after receiving the email, Weinstein used his iPhone to send Hofmeister a terse response, the records show.
“Jen Aniston should be killed,” he wrote.
The emails were among a trove of documents filed under seal in Manhattan Supreme Court but made public ahead of Weinstein’s scheduled sentencing Wednesday for raping a hairdresser and forcibly performing oral sex on a former “Project Runway” production assistant.
The Enquirer never published the allegations regarding Aniston, and a spokesman for the former “Friends” star called them “false.”
“Jennifer has never been harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein,” publicist Stephen Huvane said.Never put into an email anything you don't want to see on the front page of a newspaper. Or on The Drudge Report.
“He never got close enough to touch her and she has never been alone with him.”
But last year, Aniston told Variety Weinstein’s “piggish behavior” during the premiere dinner for “Derailed.”
“I remember I was sitting at the dinner table with Clive [Owen], and our producers and a friend of mine was sitting with me,” she said.
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