Jennifer Aniston has claimed Harvey Weinstein once tried to “bully” her into wearing a dress from his wife’s Marchesa line.
The disgraced movie boss has been accused of harassing and assaulting a number of women, allegations he denies, but in a new interview with Variety, Aniston revealed that the only run-in she ever had with the producer was over a red carpet outfit.
Recalling how Weinstein visited the Friends actress in London, she shared that during one conversation, he insisted she wear a gown to a premiere from his now-estranged wife Georgina Chapman’s label.
“(It was) right when Georgina’s clothing line Marchesa was starting,” she told the publication. “That’s when he came to visit me… 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 (of choices), 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 the dress.'”
Aniston remained defiant and Weinstein eventually realised there was no use forcing the star to don something she didn’t want to wear.
“What was he going to do? Come over here and make me wear it? He knew better,” the 50-year-old commented.
Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin in Manhattan in January. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
Chapman announced she was divorcing Weinstein in October 2017. The fashion designer co-founded her brand with Keren Craig in 2004, with the pair known for outfitting celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Cate Blanchett.