Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt has also been linked to sex offender Harvey Weinstein’s problem.
Jolie said in an interview published by the British daily The Guardian on the 4th (local time) that she was “still in a legal dispute” about her divorce, but said “the whole family was afraid while living with Pete.”
When asked about the divorce, Jolie was wary of mentioning her pledge to ‘observe confidentiality’, but when asked, ‘Are you afraid of the children’s safety’, she replied, “Yes. My whole family was like that.”
“(Divorce) is not a decision I made lightly,” he said.
He also cited Pitt’s desire to work with sex offender Weinstein as a background to the decision to divorce.
Jolie previously revealed that Weinstein had also been victimized by Weinstein in October 2017, when the ‘Me Too’ was exposed in Hollywood.
Jolie confessed at the time, “While promoting the 1988 movie ‘Flying by Heart’, Weinstein tried to make unwanted physical contact in a hotel room.”
“The experience with Weinstein was terrible,” Jolie said.
The sexual scandal of Weinstein, a former Hollywood mogul producer, became publicly known to the world in a New York Times report in October 2017.
Over the past 30 years, he has molested numerous unknown actresses as well as famous actresses such as Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lea Seydoux. It is known that the number of victims of sexual harassment related to him has reached 100, including actors and film industry officials.
Weinstein admitted and apologized for some of the allegations, but denied Jolie’s revelations. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape in March last year.
Jolie’s husband, Pitt, appeared in Weinstein’s 2009 Weinstein’s ‘Busters: Wild Guys’.
The problem came in 2012 when I joined as a co-producer of the film Killing Them Softly, distributed by Weinstein.
Jolie claimed in an interview that Pitt knew who Weinstein was and wanted to work with him. According to Jolie, Pitt approached Weinstein to become a producer on ‘Killing Softly’, which caused a conflict between Jolie and Pitt.
“It was so heartbreaking,” Jolie said.
Jolie refused to attend a promotional event for ‘Killing Softly’, which Pitt produced and even appeared in at the time.
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Jolie and Pitt met while starring in the 2005 movie ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ together, and after maintaining a common-law relationship for nearly 10 years, they got married in 2014.
However, divorce proceedings started in September 2016, and the divorce was legally finalized in April 2019, but the dispute over custody is still ongoing.
Jolie is claiming sole custody, while Pitt is claiming joint custody.
The Guardian asked Pitt’s position regarding Jolie’s allegations, but Pitt declined to comment.
This interview with Jolie took place while she recently published her book, Know Your Rights.
By Shin Jin-ho, reporter [email protected]