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11/03/2020 08:32 GMT | Updated 11/03/2020 15:51 GMT

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Said Jennifer Aniston 'Should Be Killed'

Newly unsealed court documents include Weinstein's comments about the Friends star over an untrue report that she'd accused him of groping her.

Harvey Weinstein once made threatening comments about Jennifer Aniston when asked if he had sexually assaulted her, newly unsealed court documents reportedly reveal.

Court documents made public on Monday include dozens of emails sent by the former Hollywood mogul in the wake of exposés in October 2017 about his history of sexual harassment and assault, Variety and The New York Times have reported.

In one exchange, Weinstein wrote to his then-representative Sallie Hofmeister that “Jen Aniston should be killed”.

He did so after being forwarded a National Enquirer reporter’s email seeking comment about an allegation ― which turned out to be untrue ― that Aniston had accused him of groping her.

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Harvey Weinstein in court back in January

Aniston’s publicist confirmed to Variety and the Times that the Friends actor had not made such an accusation.

“He never got close enough to her to touch her,” they said in a statement to the Times.

“She has never been alone with him. We have no idea about the email, since it wasn’t sent to us, nor do we have any comment to make on it.”

The email about Jennifer Aniston was one exchange among many within roughly 1000 pages made public this week. 

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Jennifer Aniston

Other emails revealed Weinstein’s desperate pleas to rich and famous friends for help rehabilitating his image following the exposés about his abuse of women in Hollywood.

The documents were unsealed ahead of the former producer’s scheduled sentencing on Wednesday.

He faces a minimum sentence of five years and up to 29 years in prison after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act.

Weinstein had pleaded not guilty to five charges against him.

 

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