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Thursday , July 10 , 2014
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Drug dealer: Jolie was a heroin addict

New York, July 9: Last month she was honoured by the Queen for her campaigning work helping the victims of sex trafficking.

But 15 years ago, Angelina Jolie apparently lived a rather more unsavoury lifestyle, according to her self-described drug dealer who last night posted a video online apparently showing the actress moments after allegedly taking a hit of heroin.

Looking emaciated and agitated, the star is seen pacing a rubbish-strewn, dingy apartment as she talks on the telephone.

It was disclosed by Franklin Meyer, who has in the past claimed to have supplied heroin and cocaine to Jolie during the 1990s, a time in her life she has previously admitted was “dark” and “dangerous” period of her life, which she was lucky to survive.

Now 39 and engaged to fellow Hollywood star Brad Pitt, Jolie has successfully turned her life around, with six children, three of whom are adopted.

Frequently named among the most beautiful women in the world, she has an Oscar to her name, is a former UN ambassador for refugees, and an activist for the victims of sex trafficking, a role for which she received an honourary damehood last month from the Queen.

But in the late 1990s, she was just starting out as an actress and was living in New York where, Meyer claims, she regularly requested he supply her with drugs. He said that on one occasion, after receiving a call from Jolie asking him to visit her, he turned up with a video camera, which he had recently purchased.

After agreeing that he could film her, Meyer told The National Enquirer, she took a phonecall from her father, actor Jon Voight, and proceeded to discuss her brother, James, and late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in an emotional and wild-eyed manner while the camera continued to record.

The 16-minute video, which was last night posted online RadarOnline shows a shockingly thin Jolie surrounded by rubbish while a television blares in the background. Digging her fingers into her skin, she tells the caller: “She’s like, telling me to relax, you know. But to, you know, I said what if I don’t work for you, what if I don’t make that much money?