Harvey Weinstein accuses Angelina Jolie of lying about assault allegations for book sales
Angelina Jolie has opened up about former husband Brad Pitt’s professional relationship with Harvey Weinstein, even after she says the disgraced film producer allegedly attempted to assault her.
According to Complex, Jolie told The Guardian that Pitt kept working with Weinstein and it became a sore point in her and Pitt’s marriage.
“We fought about it. Of course it hurt,” she told the publication.
The incident in question happened during the filming of her 1998 movie Playing by Heart, which Weinstein executive produced. Jolie said she managed to “escape” Weinstein purportedly trying to get her alone in a room.
Weinstein’s assistant denied Jolie’s allegations, telling the outlet, “It’s very clear to me that this is for more sales on Angie’s book. There was never an assault, and never an attempt to assault.” The statement continues, “It is brazenly untrue and clickbait publicity. You’re Angelina Jolie, every male, and female in the world, I’m sure, shows interest in you. Is the whole world assaulting you?”
The new book that Weinstein is referring to is titled Know Your Rights, which Jolie wrote with child lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Amnesty International. The Guardian describes it as “a guide for young people” and writes that the name derives from the Clash song, which Jolie has tattooed on her back.