Angelina Jolie is in the headlines, but this time it’s not for her ongoing divorce from Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, she’s being called out by convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein, who claims the star is lying about her allegations of assault against the disgraced producer.
Some Context On The Situation
Recently Angelina Jolie had detailed that she had an encounter with Weinstein in which Harvey had tried to make unwanted advancements on her. Jolie even mentioned that she had told her then-husband Jonny Lee Miller about the incident. He then spread the word that Weinstein was not a person that you wanted to be around alone if you were a young and beautiful woman. Jolie who was in Weinstein’s 2001 movie “Playing By Heart”, said she refused to be in 2004’s The Aviator because Weinstein was involved. Essentially she was on the Weinstein hate bandwagon before it was popular.
Weinstein Is Calling Her Out For This
Weinstein definitely doesn’t want to get himself into more legal trouble. As things stand he’s already looking at a pity release as potentially the only option that he has other than literally dying in prison. With this in mind, Weinstein put out a statement through his assistant which they got to TMZ. In which the disgraced movie producer calls Jolie’s claims “brazenly untrue.” Part of the statement read,
“THERE WAS NEVER an assault, and NEVER an attempt to assault,” Weinstein also said, ““It is brazenly untrue and clickbait publicity,”
Not A Formal Statement
When celebrities or even random people get accused of something, and they respond in a statement they tend to use very formal and proper language. To ensure that they come across as decent people who would never commit the kind of atrocities that they are being accused of. When you’re a convicted rapist who is trying to defend himself all of the formal talk kind of goes out the window. You’re not going to be able to “clear your honor” in one statement at this point. Therefore, Weinstein went all out on Jolie in his statement saying,
“You’re Angelina Jolie, every male, and female in the world, I’m sure, shows interest in you. Is the whole world assaulting you?”
Trashing Angelina’s New Book
As we reported last week, Angelina is essentially “sponsoring” a new book which she’s said to have co-authored. The goal of the book is to help children understand their rights. According to Weinstein the accusations by Angelina towards him are just another publicity stunt to promote the book. Last week we reported on the publishing of this book. It’s not that we ever want to agree with Harvey Weinstein on anything! It does seem kind of hypocritical though that Angelina would publish a book about children’s rights when she’s in the middle of a child custody battle herself. Maybe a better idea would’ve been to just let her ongoing court battle play out. If not, her personal issues could certainly undermine the legitimacy of the book.
"So many children are in harm's way across the world and we're simply not doing enough. These are their rights." – Angelina Jolie on her new book, “Know Your Rights and Claim Them”https://t.co/CgljsdeAiP
— Amnesty International USA (@amnestyusa) September 6, 2021