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"Jen Aniston should be killed." The email response that speaks volumes about Harvey Weinstein.

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Unsealed court documents have revealed a threatening text Harvey Weinstein sent in 2017, upon learning of a potential allegation being made against him by Jennifer Aniston.

In October 2017, Weinstein was approached for comment by the National Enquirer after The New York Times broke the story on the movie mogul’s decades-long pattern of sexual abuse.

The reporter told a representative for Weinstein: “The National Enquirer intends to publish a story reporting Jennifer Aniston was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein…

“Jennifer confided to a friend that during the production of the 2005 movie Derailed, Weinstein sexually assaulted her by pressing up against her back in [sic] grabbing her buttocks.”

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Jennifer Aniston is best known for her role in television series 'Friends'. Image: Getty.

The email continued: "Through the years he would frequently stare at her cleavage/breast and move his mouth around making Jennifer uncomfortable.

"We also quote a source close to Jennifer who tells the Enquirer: 'Harvey was infatuated with Jennifer Aniston — He had a massive crush on her and constantly talked about how hot she was,'" the email added.

Upon being forwarded the email from his representative, Weinstein responded: "Jen Aniston should be killed".

The report was never published and the allegation that Weinstein groped Aniston is false, her publicist has since confirmed.

"He never got close enough to her to touch her," Aniston's publicist Stephen Huvane said in a statement this week. "She has never been alone with him. We have no idea about the email, since it wasn’t sent to us, nor do we have any comment to make on it."

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Aniston has spoken of her relationship with Weinstein in the past. She did one movie with the movie producer, called Derailed.

"I remember I was sitting at the dinner table with Clive [Owen], and our producers and a friend of mine was sitting with me," Aniston told Variety last year.

"And he [Weinstein] 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."

Aniston adds that Weinstein tried to bully her into wearing a dress from his then-wife's clothing line, but she refused.

Side note... Ambra Battilano secretly recorded Harvey Weinstein in 2015. Post continues below. 

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Over 80 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, from unwanted touching to rape.

The text message revelation comes after a New York jury found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and criminal sexual act on February 24. The verdict followed a trial that saw six women testify that the powerful Hollywood producer sexually assaulted them.

The emails were among a trove of previously sealed documents that detail the weeks and months following Weinstein's public demise in October 2017, after a flood of sexual allegations were made against him, sparking the #MeToo movement. The documents were made public ahead of Weinstein's sentencing on Wednesday in New York.

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