A new video of Angelina Jolie has been released, showing the star looking wild-eyed and strung out during the 1990s, by a man who claims he sold her heroin and other drugs.
The video was recorded after Angelina shot to fame with her performance in Gia, MailOnline reports. That period of her life is one that Jolie readily describes as “dark” and “dangerous.”
The footage of Angelina was released by Franklin Meyer, a convicted drug dealer who claims that he shot the video with Jolie’s consent in 1999. Meyer claims that he was Jolie’s drug dealer when she lived in New York, following her Golden Globe win for Gia. “Angie was a client of mine for several years,” Meyer claims. “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.”
The video of Jolie, which Meyer provided to The National Enquirer, was taken with a camera he had just purchased. “At the time, I had just bought a video camera and decided to bring it along. When I arrived, I just gave her the drugs and then she gave me the money.” Jolie talks on the phone in the video, and though there are no indications of who she is speaking to, Meyer claims that Angelina was talking to her father, actor Jon Voight. Jolie’s conversation appears to be centered around a family issue, and is convoluted.
Jolie looks unhealthy and thin in the video, taken at a time when Meyer claims that he would provide her with $100 worth of cocaine or heroin around four times a week. Angelina would take the drugs in front of him, and according to Meyer, “It didn’t seem to matter to her who was there.” In at least one instance, he claims that Jolie was on cocaine during a high-profile appearance to promote her 1999 film Girl, Interrupted.
Jolie was also startlingly open with him about her sex life, Meyer says, claiming that Angelina spoke to him about her love of sado-masochism, lesbian urges, and the sexual proclivities of her boyfriend at the time, Billy Bob Thornton, who Jolie would go on to wed.
Jolie made headlines earlier this week when Louis Zamperini, the subject of her upcoming film Unbroken, passed away. As The Inquisitr reported, Angelina is directing the film, which tells the story of the Olympic athlete and World War II veteran’s life.
Jolie has previously stated that she endured “heavier, darker times.” In 2011, Angelina Jolie told 60 Minutes that she “didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky.”
[Images via Gia screenshot]