When Angelina Jolie first made it big in 1999 with the film Girl: Interrupted, no one dreamed she would go on to be who she is today - An extremely successful and versatile actress married to Brad Pitt with six kids (three adopted), and who also serves as a humanitarian ambassador for the United Nations for issues surrounding rape and women's rights - because of her sordid past and edgy lifestyle. Jolie has publicly admitted to her use of drugs in the past, but now a video has been released allegedly showing the Maleficent star while high on either heroin or cocaine.
The video, released by 68-year-old convicted drug dealer Franklin Meyer, shows Jolie looking somewhat strung-out, pacing around her barren apartment having an almost incoherent conversation with what sounds like her father, Jon Voigt.
Along with the video, Meyer released several comments to give insights as to what actually occurred around the time of the video.
Angie was a client of mine for several years. I sold her heroin and cocaine. One day she called me up and wanted me to drop by her place. That was her way of telling me she wanted me to bring her drugs. At the time, I had just bought a video camera and decided to bring it along. When I arrived, I gave her the drugs and then she gave me some money. Her face looked gaunt and she had needle marks all over her arms!
Jolie's past drug use is no secret, however. In 2011, Jolie discussed her former addiction with 60 Minutes, stating, "I went through heavier, darker times and I survived them. I didn't die young, so I’m very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn’t survive certain things. I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous and I did the worst. For many reasons I shouldn’t be here. You think of those too many times where you came close to too many dangerous things, too many chances taken too far."
The video comes on the heels of multiple sources of pride for Jolie. She was recently named one of six "role models for a better world" by Glamour magazine due to her work as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador to help women oppressed through rape or other forms of violence.
Jolie is also set to release her second film as director, Unbroken.The movie, which tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who becomes a POW of Japanese forces during WWII, is set to release this Christmas.
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