Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux NOT Involved In “Murder,” Despite Report
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are not directly involved in the “murder” of an acquaintance, despite a shameful tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can set the record straight about this disgusting sensationalism that seeks to capitalize on a woman’s death.
The new issue of Star hit newsstands on Wednesday announcing Aniston and Theroux are involved in a “secret tragedy” after a “friend died during their honeymoon.” The accompanying article states, “Carmel Musgrove drowned mysteriously while celebrating Jennifer Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux and her family suspects foul play.” The story goes on to imply that Aniston and Theroux were possibly involved with Musgrove’s death.
But there is nothing “secret” about this. Musgrove’s death was reported by multiple outlets in August after it happened. She is not a “friend” of Aniston and Theroux’s, but the assistant of Joel Silver. Silver brought staff members to Bora Bora, where he joined the couple and other celebrity pals for their group honeymoon.
Musgrove had drugs in her system when she died, and after an autopsy, her death was ruled accidental. Furthermore, Aniston and Theroux weren’t still even in Bora Bora at the time of the incident. They had left several days BEFORE Musgrove’s passing.
But that doesn’t matter to Star. The tabloid just wanted to run Aniston and Theroux’s names on its cover with the word “murder,” and speculate about the their involvement. “The investigation might reveal secrets from Jen’s privately life,” one “friend” breathlessly tells the magazine, going on to theorize how the “gruesome nightmare” may torpedo her marriage.
This is wrong on so many levels, but none more so than Star using someone’s terribly sad death to sell magazines. The cover story is framed as an investigation into Musgrove’s death, but what the tabloid is really doing is minimizing it and twisting it for one of the most appalling covers Gossip Cop has ever seen. Star should be ashamed.