Harvey Weinstein once told a reporter that Jennifer Aniston “should be killed”, unsealed court documents reveal.

The convicted rapist was responding to questions from a reporter that Weinstein had groped Aniston, a claim her representatives said was untrue.

“Jen Anniston should be killed,” Weinstein said in the October 31, 2017 email, in response to questions from a reporter at the National Enquirer.

However, the report was never published, and Aniston says no such incident ever occurred.

“The National Enquirer claims are false. Jennifer has not been harassed or assaulted by Harvey,” Aniston’s representative told Variety via email.

The email was part of a 1,000-page trove of documents unsealed in Weinstein’s criminal case this week, after the former Hollywood mogul was found guilty of rape in the third degree and sexual assault. The documents also reveal his desperate pleas for help from industry bigwigs, billionaires and politicians, following bombshell reports in the New York Times and New Yorker.

Weinstein has yet to be sentenced, but faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 29 years. He is awaiting trial in New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison.

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