Reports of Jolie’s legal action come just days after the Daily Mail was forced to apologise to actor George Clooney for suggesting his fiancee’s mother objected to their marriage on religious grounds.
Clooney blasted the publication for the story, writing a blistering op-ed in USA Today, in which he accused the Daily Mail of behaviour that “should be criminal”.
The Daily Mail appeared to lay blame for the article at the feet of its digital arm MailOnline and promised to launch a “full investigation.”
Clooney has refused to accept the apology, taking to USA Today once more to say: “There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse.”
Jolie, who is now a UN Ambassador, has been frank about her experiences with drugs, telling The Mirror in 1996: “I have done just about every drug possible: cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and my favourite, heroin.”
Sources in the industry say that while the video has never been made public before, the images are nothing new.
One insider told the New York Daily News: “This Angelina story is ancient history.
“Pictures like this have been floating around for years. The Enquirer has run pictures like this before.
“They’re just revisiting old news that they think people have forgotten about and slapping a big ‘exclusive’ on it.
“The video was probably floating around back then, too. Thing is, nobody cared about the video back then.”
As of Friday, the video appeared to have been removed from the MailOnline.