Jennifer Aniston Has Spoken For The First Time About Being 'Bullied' By Harvey Weinstein

Olivia Blair
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Almost two years since the very first allegations about Harvey Weinstein surfaced in the media, some new claims still emerge.

The latest comes from Jennifer Aniston who, in a recent interview, said the disgraced film mogul attempted to bully her into wearing a dress by Marchesa - the label which was co-founded by his now ex-wife Georgina Chapman.

Acknowledging that she worked with Weinstein once, on the 2005 crime thriller movie Derailed, she was asked by Variety if he ever tried to bully her.

'He knew better,' she told the magazine. 'I remember, right when Georgina's clothing line Marchesa was starting, that's when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He'd be like "Ok, so I'd like you to wear one of these to the premiere."

'I went through the book, and at the time, it wasn't what it is today. It was not for me. He was like, "You have to wear the dress". That was my only bullying. And I was like, "No, I will not wear that dress."'

Aniston said that, in the end, Weinstein backed down.

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'What was he going to do? Come over here and make me wear it?' she said.

The Friends star also gave an insight into the 'entitled' behaviour she witnessed from Weinstein, claiming that he once ordered her friend to move seats at a dinner for the premiere.

'He literally came over to the table and said to my friend, "Get up!" And I was like, "Oh my gosh." So my friend got up and moved and Harvey sat down. It was just such a level of gross entitlement and piggish behaviour."

The allegations of sexual assault and harassment levied at Weinstein by a number of high-profile actresses - which consequently paved the way for the Me Too movement - broke in 2017 following Pulitzer-Prize winning investigations by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Weinstein, who denies the charges, is currently awaiting trial.

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There have also been multiple allegations over bullying at the hands of the producer and Aniston is not the only person to claim that some of this behaviour centred over wearing designs by Marchesa. Stylists, publicists and other actresses such as Felicity Huffman have also made similar claims.

In ELLE UK's November issue, Sienna Miller told how Weinstein left her in tears.

'He called me into his office... he sat me down, stood up and said, "You're not partying any more." It felt like a paternal lecture. He slammed the door and I burst into tears, then he came back in and went, "It's because I'm f***ing proud of you." And slammed it again.'

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