Mahesh Bang foresees a difficult time for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to maintain a healthy relationship. Picture: Andreas Rentz/Pool/Files
Mahesh Bang foresees a difficult time for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to maintain a healthy relationship. Picture: Andreas Rentz/Pool/Files

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rowed over Harvey Weinstein

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Sep 5, 2021

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Angelina Jolie was "hurt" by her ex-husband Brad Pitt continuing to work with Harvey Weinstein after he made a pass at her.

The 46-year-old actress previously revealed she had a "bad experience" with the disgraced movie mogul - who was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women - when he was an executive producer on her 1998 movie 'Playing By Heart'.

And when asked by The Guardian newspaper to share the “first time she felt sufficiently disrespected in the industry to tell somebody to f*** off.”

She replied: “Erm… well, no surprise, Harvey Weinstein. I worked with him when I was young.”

The 'Tourist' star - who has six children with Brad - described her encounter with Weinstein as "beyond a pass" that she "had to escape".

She continued: “If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right? The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is an assault."

Angelina refused to work with or be associated with him again, but as for Brad, 57, he went on to star in The Weinstein Company’s 2009 film “Inglourious Basterds” and 2012's “Killing Them Softly”, which "hurt" Angelina and led to the pair rowing.

The “Salt” actress said: “It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape.

“I stayed away and warned people about him. I remember telling Jonny [Lee Miller], my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys – don’t let girls go alone with him. I was asked to do 'The Aviator', but I said no because he was involved. I never associated or worked with him again. It was hard for me when Brad did.”

On her arguments with the “Fight Club” star - who she divorced in 2019 - she added: "We fought about it. Of course it hurt."

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