Jennifer Aniston says Harvey Weinstein tried to bully her into wearing Marchesa

Jennifer Aniston is opening up about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, 50, recalled a time she felt “bullied” by the disgraced Hollywood producer in 2005, when he wanted her to wear a dress from his wife Georgina Chapman’s clothing line, Marchesa, and how she stood up to him at the time.

“I remember, right when Georgina’s clothing line Marchesa was starting. That’s when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He’d be like, ‘Ok, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere,’” Aniston said in an interview for Variety‘s Power of Women issue, referencing the time she worked with Weinstein on the film “Derailed” in 2005.

She continued, “And I went through the book, 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.’”

Though Aniston shrugged off the pressure — “Well, what was he going to do? Come over here and make me wear it?!” — she also had harsh words for Weinstein’s general behavior around her and friends at the premiere dinner for “Derailed.”

“It was just such a level of gross entitlement and piggish behavior,” she said, recalling a time when he forced her guest up from a seat at the table.

Since the bombshell reports about Weinstein’s sexual harassment and assault made headlines in 2017, Chapman has since filed for divorce from her husband, reaching a settlement between $15 and $20 million.

Though the fashion designer has previously denied any formal financial contributions from Weinstein, a June 2018 report from The Daily Beast detailed connections between the fashion brand and an anagram company, SeaMarch Inc., of which Weinstein was listed as a “president” and “officer.”

Over the past two years, a small handful of celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson, Constance Wu and Vanessa Hudgens, have worn Marchesa on the red carpet. Anna Wintour has been a vocal supporter of Chapman’s and has featured her in the pages of Vogue, invited her to the Met Gala and defended her publicly.

“Georgina is a brilliant designer, and I don’t think that she should be blamed for her husband’s behavior,” Wintour told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on “The Late Show.”

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