Harvey Weinstein once emailed ‘Jen Aniston should be killed’ to a PR person

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Harvey Weinstein is being sentenced today, so just expect him to fake another major medical issue. Maybe he’ll try to “collapse” mid-sentencing. Ahead of the sentencing, the court unsealed about 1000 pages of documents from the case, and all of the trade papers and New York papers have been poring over the information. I think we already knew about Weinstein’s “red flag” list from Ronan Farrow’s reporting – Weinstein kept a list (and actual, physical list on a piece of paper) of names of people whom he thought could damage him if they spoke to journalists. Some of the women on the list were his victims (like Annabella Sciorra, Rose McGowan, Zelda Perkins, Lysette Anthony), but some people on the list seemed almost random, and I wonder what they did or said to get “red flagged” by Weinstein. Ben Affleck was on the list. Variety surmises that Weinstein was worried that Affleck had the clout and the name to do some damage if Affleck ever did say anything about him publicly.

Meanwhile, I don’t know if Jennifer Aniston made the red-flag list, but she did work on one film which was produced by Weinstein: the film Derailed, in 2005. Aniston spoke, post-Me Too, about how little contact they had with each other, but in their limited interactions, she found him “piggish” and “entitled.” But before Me Too happened, Weinstein was worried that Aniston was, like, telling people that he assaulted her?

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.”

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 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. “He never got close enough to touch her and she has never been alone with him.”

[From Page Six]

I believe Aniston – I think if Weinstein had done anything to her, she would have said so, either at the time or after Me Too. That being said, CAA basically colluded with Harvey Weinstein in his sex crimes – they provided a steady stream of young actresses for him to assault, plus a steady stream of prestige A-list coworkers so that Weinstein could present himself as legit. I also think it’s completely odd to realize that so many Hollywood power players really did take the National Enquirer seriously back in the day.

Update: Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Good.

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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    This was so awful to read about. Truly this man is evil incarnate. How upset must Aniston have been to read about this?

    • Snazzy says:

      No kidding. His name coming up over and over again must be so hard for his numerous victims. I hope somehow they are finding peace.

      His pics really are disgusting, aren’t they? It’s a case where you really can judge a book by it’s cover

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Exactly. He looks like a sick perverted possibly murderous coward and he is one.

    • BlueSky says:

      If anyone hasn’t already listen to Ronan’s “Catch and Kill” podcast. We already knew how depraved HW is but this podcast was truly disturbing and eye opening

    • Carmen says:

      Good Lord, I don’t even like Aniston, but this is despicable.

      • Lilah casting says:

        I don’t like Aniston either but to me it’s not about how I personally feel about her he is just a pig who is afraid of a woman who has clout or power and he new it

    • Mish says:

      Poor Jen. She was probably being a good CAA client even after Weinstein was exposed by not saying a word and being as quiet as a church mouse. Like she had back in 2006. Huvane would have hit the roof.

      Aniston knew all about Weinstein’s proclivities, because she was married to Pitt who OF COURSE knew about Weinstein, because he threatened him physically for sexually harrassing Paltrow.

      Yet still she made a film with him?

      Of course she would, she probably thought he’d make her a film star, lobby for an Oscar.
      So of course she’d never tell what he did or may have done. She probably told a few girlfriends. It may have gotten back to him.

      She can’t tell now, because it just makes her look ambitious keeping her mouth shut. So CAA and she, have kept to that original story of Harvey did nothing so as not to make themselves look bad. Hard to argue you felt career pressure to keep silent when you’re a tv superstar and hundred millionaire.

      • AMA1977 says:

        Not a Jen apologist, but she’s not the bad guy here. We don’t know what she did or did not know; we don’t know if Brad told her what he knew about Weinstein, or if she knew what he was doing to other actors. If she heard rumors, they might have been like the rumors that floated for years, that certain actors consensually participated in a “casting couch” type scenario with Weinstein. It wasn’t until very recently that the scope of his depravity and the fact that he was forcing himself on unwilling victims was known. Jen didn’t defend him; any story she heard was not hers to tell, and Weinstein was known as a spiteful, vindictive, and scary adversary. Women in Hollywood, even rich, famous, celebrated women, have far less power than the average man, and Weinstein wielded his considerable power like a club until not very long ago.

      • Carol says:

        Let’s stop blaming anyone else for Harvey’s actions but Harvey.

      • Anon says:

        Many more women are in this same situation. Many were paid off, acording to Harvey himself, while others were pressured by their management. It’s not about taking the blame from Harvey, but acknowledging that there is a whole system in place to protect men like him.

      • Deehunny says:

        @ama, agree. It’s pretty crazy what a terrible position this is for JA, or any woman in that position. If it happened that sucks and you have to re-read about it and relive that trauma. If it didn’t happen, you have to speak on it, worry about damage control and now again re-read something is false about your supposed sexual assault/body being used a as commodity.

        It’s a crap situation either way. I hope he rots for negatively affecting so many women’s lives.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Kinda sorta disagree, Carol. Harvey had lots of enablers. Actually the ones who knew what he was doing, said nothing or even facilitated, are basically human traffickers. I wish they could be prosecuted as such. I hope they are thinking about that now. I hope he is thinking about jail and how he’s lost control just like he tried to take it from others.

  2. Original Jenns says:

    I wonder if the Ben Affleck fear has to do with Gwyneth Paltrow? I thought I read that Gwyneth had confided in Brad Pitt about Weinstein, and he was furious. Maybe Weinstein was worried Affleck would be the same way, and that Affleck was more of a loose cannon who would speak or act out, not keep it in the business.

    • Oliviajoy1995 says:

      Rose McGowan claimed after she was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein she told Ben Affleck about it. His fear of Ben might have been that Ben would corroborate Rose’s story.

      • Mish says:

        Yup, this. Plus in his response to Rose, she said that Ben told her that HE told Harvey that he better stop doing what he was doing. So Ben knew. Ben knew Harvey was harrassing women. Ben supposedly told him to cut it out. Harvey also knew that Ben’s goal is to be a stand up guy, he fails at it a lot, but at least he tries.

      • a says:

        Rose didn’t tell Ben about her assault. She was crying and said she’d just been at Harvey’s, and thinks he should have inferred that she’d been assaulted. “”I had just come from Harvey’s and he said, ‘Goddamn it, I told him to stop doing that.’ It’s not like I’m raging at Ben Affleck. I never said to him, ‘I was just raped.’ It’s just more to illustrate the point of this continual thing of everybody knowing and everybody being part of it, unwittingly or proactively.”

    • Rapunzel says:

      Wasn’t there gossip earlier that Affleck heard about Weinstein’s behavior towards an actress (Rose McGowan?) and Affleck got mad and said he’d told him to stop? I wonder if Ben said something to him? Which made him (Harvey) nervous?

      • Chris says:

        Yesterday some clowns on Twitter were praising Ben for doing nothing and some guy called them out, then Rose McGowan tweeted this :

        “You are right Johnathon. Ben Affleck. I feel sorry for him. It must be so wearying playing a superhero instead of being one. He could have risen. He still can. He was raised at the teat of that toxic intersection Hollywood/Media/Politics. Michael Bay made him shave his teal teeth”

        Ben ain’t a hero. Stop trying to make him one.

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Original Jenn’s.. I think Rose McGowan spoke with Ben … he did nothing for her because ($) reasons

  3. Sayrah says:

    So messed up

  4. TheOtherSarah says:

    Whaaaaat????!!! And he’s the one who should be… you know.

  5. Sierra says:

    And yet, several famous actresses are still with CAA..

    Leave ladies and then take down CAA.

    • Joy says:

      Times Up was created by CAA.

      Reese Witherspoon’s husband runs the show.

      None of this was done bc it’s for good or for change. It’s to make them not look guilty. It’s PR, plain & simple. Theyre pretending it’s not.

      • Truth hurts says:

        I agree. I hate to be the one who tells the truth here but Weinsteins anger at Aniston/Huvane was because they may have been trying to leak for PR purposes. Trying to low key insert Aniston for reasons becoming of Huvane. I find her to be the most revolting character in HW honestly.
        Look how her dumb thirsty azz jumped on the Pitt train when he was Oscar chasing. Only a doofus would do that after he humiliated her that bad.
        People don’t realize how grossly corrupt the HW scene is. They have the audacity. They covered for Weinstein for years because of his power. He is not the only pig in HW. Most of them are, including the women. They want to blackball or disengage with those that don’t play their little shite games.

    • Gatorlover says:

      +1

    • Mish says:

      +1000 (waves to Jen, who’s with her bestie Huvane and CAA and knew better than to say anything against Harvey because she wanted to be a movie star)

  6. Mellie says:

    She probably wouldn’t give him the time of day and it pissed him off, people with power do not like to be ignored.

  7. KellyRyan says:

    I wonder if Jennifer feels self-protective in non-disclosure. HW appears to go to any lengths to harm others. Judges frown on those who claim innocence after being found guilty. HW has maintained innocence. It will be interesting to see if he is sentenced in the medium to high range.

  8. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Put him in general population

  9. Trish-a says:

    This is a horrible thing for her to have to read this morning. He needs to go away-quickly. This sucks for his victims. To have to keep hearing his words and seeing that disgusting face. Peace to all of them.

  10. hoopjumper says:

    If they didn’t run the story, couldn’t he have meant, “I think I took care of it, the story about Jen Aniston should be killed”…Catch and Kill made it very clear HW was very good at knowing what strings to pull to get stories buried, and if he happened to know this one was factually incorrect, he might have been able to get them to refrain from printing it.

    I’m not defending him at all, I hope he’s in jail until he dies because he is guilty, clearly incapable of feeling remorse, and will absolutely do this again if he has the opportunity. Just a different interpretation of the words.

    Also, yes, all this stuff about the National Enquirer is funny, and reminds me of the first Men in Black movie.

    • Madeline says:

      OMG YES LMAOOOO I’m not the only one that thinks of what Tommy Lee Jones says about those tabloids in the first MIB movie.

  11. Sean says:

    Reading about Weinstein saying Jennifer Aniston should be killed made me think of the documentary Overnight. It chronicles filmmaker Troy Duffy’s attempt to get The Boondock Saints made after selling the script to Harvey Weinstein. Duffy had no prior filmmaking experience and grew in arrogance, which alienated Weinstein. Eventually Duffy got the rights to the film back and made it without Weinstein’s support. He believes Weinstein had him blacklisted from Hollywood. There’s a scene in the documentary where Duffy and his colleagues are showing the film at a festival and while standing outside, a car jumps the curb, almost hitting Duffy. The vehicle didn’t stop and the driver was never identified. Duffy was certain Weinstein had put a hit on him.

    When I initially watched the documentary, I wrote it off as the paranoia of an narcissist (Duffy). However, after reading about everything Weinstein did and power he welded it’s left me wondering…

    • Madeline says:

      Weinstein hired ex-Mossad/Black Cube ppl. I believe it.

      • lucy2 says:

        I know, after reading Ronan’s book and the lengths that Weinstein went through…it’s extra scary. Not just an idle threat. I’d imagine Jen was a little shaken hearing that.

        I’m so glad he got a hefty sentence. He never should see a moment of freedom again.

    • Mish says:

      This. I think there’s no telling what Weinstein did and had done to ppl. I think he had nothing to worry about re Aniston, she would never tell media, but she did prob tell her circle. Much later.

      Weinstein probably couldn’t resist, here she was Pitt’s ex on the cover of every mag, connected to the triangle as a sad sack- he prob thought it’d be perfect revenge on Pitt to try and make his annoying ex a movie star.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Dr. Barbara Ziv, an expert on the psychology of rape and why victim sometimes continue relationships with their abuser was a key witness for the prosecution in both the Weinstein and Bill Cosby trials. She was there to educate the jury. Anyway, she was struck down by a car on Feb. 24, and hospitalized with broken bones. Coincidence?

  12. Sarah says:

    I hope he gets the maximum sentence. His victims deserve every hour of every day of those 29 years.

  13. Madeline says:

    I’d like to point out that Times Up was formed by CAA, the most complicit agency of all.

    It wasn’t just bc they ‘cared’. CAA could have collapsed if the truth came out how they facilitated & covered up the connections & supply provided to Weinstein from the 90s up to, well, 2017.

    It’s really something that the top agencies in Hollywood never got exposed – they were a huge part of Weinstein getting away w/it all for so long.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He really is a month-old fried drumstick.

  15. Lucy says:

    23 years in. He won’t be missed.

  16. JustMe says:

    Yes he got 23 years and I sincerely hope he’s in gen pop and not segregated.

  17. TheOtherSarah says:

    23 years!

    • Juliette says:

      So relieved that he received an actual sentence, I had fears today that they would let him off easy. He’s going to die in a cold, dirty cell all by himself. No less than what he deserves for the disgusting things he’s done to so many for so many years. His speech in court was pathetic. If you had sympathy for all women, you wouldn’t have done what you did Harvey.

      Good riddance. Let’s just hope this holds after the inevitable appeal process.

  18. Jules says:

    monster

  19. Boxy Lady says:

    Interesting that 3(!) women connected with Brad Pitt, Gwyneth, Angelina, and Jennifer, suffered some kind of attack from Harvey Weinstein (whether they knew it or not).

    • Mish says:

      …and still Brad Pitt made Basterds with Weinstein, along with the guy who almost killed Uma Thurman in a car wreck and it took #Metoo to get him to apologize.

      Says a LOT about Pitt.

      I’ll say it right here, Ben Affleck is the better man.

  20. Lady D says:

    I honestly thought he was going to get away with it, I really did. In these Days of Trump, I thought he’d walk and be compensated for his troubles. I don’t believe this. Up next, eight court cases in LA.

    • Trillion says:

      If HW were a Trump supporter, he’d be found not guilty and would be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  21. What. . .now? says:

    There’s a scene in an older episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine where Captain Holt jams his fist in the air and yells, “VIIIIN – DAAA – CAY – SHUN!!” in his deep booming voice. No slap on the wrist, a proper sentencing for ONCE.