There seems to be a major ¡Escandalo! going on in Hollywood at the moment since a man claiming to be Angelina Jolie‘s former heroin dealer has come forward trying to sell his story like it’s news. Add to that the fact that a video of a very strung out Angelina in the ’90s has just been leaked, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for hysteria. Never mind that Angelina is an incredible woman, parent, human being and humanitarian now – look how strung-out and skinny she looked! Look how many drugs she once took!
From The Daily Mail (of course):
Her eyes are bloodshot and hollow, her arms emaciated and scratched.
Pacing about her living room, Angelina Jolie picks at her skin with her filthy fingernails as her self-proclaimed drug dealer films her in a rambling phone conversation with her father.
Astonishing video footage has surfaced of the Oscar-winning actress looking anything but the internationally acclaimed humanitarian and one half of Hollywood’s most glamorous couple.
Convicted drug dealer Franklin Meyer claims he shot the 16-minute footage with Jolie’s consent in 1999 after she called him round to her Manhattan home to re-supply her with heroin and cocaine.
Jolie has since described it as a ‘dark’ and ‘dangerous’ period of her life which she was lucky to survive.
In the video, first released the video to The National Enquirer, the Maleficent star paces back and forth in a dingy apartment as she talks frantically on the phone.
The television is on in the background as Angelina appears to be in a state of distress as trash bags and soda cans litter the floor and coffee table.
Here’s the video in question, to save you the reading:
I mean, was she on drugs here? I think that’s pretty clear. Is it a revelation? Not particularly, unless you want to look at it this way: This is a woman who openly admitted that she went through really tough times and was in a “dark place” for a good chunk of her life, who managed to pull herself together and become a really admirable and respectable human being. The only thing this video makes me feel is pretty in awe of just how much she’s turned her life around. Good for her.