Harvey Weinstein once said that Jennifer Aniston "should be killed"

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Jennifer Aniston

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The past few years have been a watershed moment for women, prompted by the 2017 New York Times’ investigation of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Over 100 women are reported to have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein since.

The multiple reports of not only harassing female employees, but also paying off his accusers for decades, are said to date back 30 years, with the revelations leading to Weinstein getting fired from his own company and a third of its all-male board resigning – not to mention, prompting the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Five years later, Harvey Weinstein is the focus of a new trial, facing four charges of rape and seven counts of sexual assault.

As Weinstein's second trial continues, news stories around the original investigation have resurfaced, with one involving Jennifer Aniston attracting particular attention.

The story in question broke five years ago, when court documents surfaced after the 2017 New York Times report. The court documents reportedly stated that Weinstein wrote in an email to his rep that actress Jennifer Aniston "should be killed".

According to Vulture, Weinstein mistakenly believed that Jennifer Aniston was filing an allegation against him in 2017, sending the blunt message in response to his representatives.

A representative for Jennifer Aniston denied that she had many any allegations, releasing the following statement to Vulture:

"I just spoke to Jennifer and confirmed that none of those claims that were stated in the email from the National Enquirer are true. There were no such interactions with Harvey Weinstein."

70-year-old Harvey Weinstein is already currently serving 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, and if he is found guilty of his second trial's charges - four charges of rape and seven counts of sexual assault, his sentence could be extended to up to 140 years.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.