Brad Pitt's 'relationship' with Harvey Weinstein may have caused Angelina Jolie split
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were a golden couple in Hollywood and it was all glitz and glamour until their divorce in 2016. The former love birds, who share six kids together, are currently involved in a long legal battle for the custody of their kids. One of the costliest divorces ever, Angelina Jolie now might have dropped the truth behind why they headed in a different direction.
Sitting in an interview with The Guardian, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star dropped a few truth bombs sending shockwaves across the Internet. The Hollywood A-lister, name-dropped the infamous producer Harvey Weinstein saying she fought with Brad Pitt over him rubbing shoulders with the producer who is currently facing a trial in a Los Angeles court for sexual abuses.
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When asked when was the first time she felt sufficiently disrespected in the industry to tell somebody to f**k off, Jolie said it was no surprise that it was Harvey Weinstein. For the unversed, the ‘Eternals’ star first disclosed Weinstein's harassment in 2017, saying that he made unwanted advances toward her in a hotel room, which she rejected. Circling back to her latest interview she shared, “It was something I had to escape. I stayed away and warned people about him.”
She added, “I remember telling Jonny, 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.”
‘We fought about it. Of course it hurt’, says Jolie
The interview points out things got heated between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie when the former worked in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 ‘Inglourious Basterds’ which was co-produced by Weinstein. Then in 2012, Brad Pitt approached Weinstein to work as a producer for the noir thriller ‘Killing Them Softly’. The film was later distributed by The Weinstein Company. Shedding light on the same, Angelina Jolie revealed that she felt he was minimizing the sexual assault she had endured. The multiple award-winning actress then shared, “We fought about it. Of course it hurt,” She also dropped the truth bomb saying Pitt was happy to work with Weinstein despite knowing the latter had assaulted her.
In her latest interview with the publication, Angelina Jolie also revealed how she feared for her kids during her relationship with Pitt. She confessed that she could not talk in-depth about her experiences with Pitt due to the ongoing legal situation. “It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.” The former couple’s divorce was finalized in 2019 and they are currently embroiled in a custody battle over their six kids- Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13.