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Jennifer Aniston recalls how Harvey Weinstein tried to bully her into wearing a dress

Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston has opened up about her experience of being ‘bullied’ by the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

In an interview to Variety, Jennifer recalled an unpleasant incident. “I had to. There was the premiere dinner. I remember I was sitting at the dinner table with Clive, and our producers and a friend of mine was sitting with me. And he literally came to the table and said to my friend: “Get up!” And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And so my friend got up and moved and Harvey sat down. It was just such a level of gross entitlement and piggish behaviour,” she said.

She remembered how he tried to bully her. “I remember, right when [his ex-wife] 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.’ 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. That was my only bullying. And I was like, ‘No, I will not wear the dress.'”

Harvey Weinstein was accused in 2017 of sexually harassing over 80 actresses. These allegations kickstarted the #MeToo movement, which spread to India in 2018.

Asked if the #MeToo movement had made a change in Hollywood, Jennifer said, “Absolutely. I think there’s still room for improvement, but I think that kind of behavior is done. I think people have had the s scared out of them. It’s also this big pendulum. Everybody has this new playbook and everybody’s trying to figure out what the new rules are. But what’s so wonderful about doing this show is that it is so unapologetically honest in terms of topics and the situations. It’s basically showing all sides. It’s showing how things are said behind closed doors during Me Too, that no one else has the balls to say in front of the world.

Jennifer rose to fame with the sitcom Friends, where she played the role of Rachel Green. The show ran from 1994-2004. The actress is now busy with The Morning Show.

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