Fonda: I wish I’d been braver

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

JANE Fonda was told of sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions sur­round­ing Har­vey We­in­stein last year, the ac­tress has re­vealed.

The Os­car-win­ner said she re­gret­ted not speak­ing out when she first learned of ac­cu­sa­tions against the movie mogul from a fel­low ac­tress, who has since made her own al­le­ga­tions pub­lic.

The 79-year-old said: ‘I wish I had spo­ken out. I should have been braver, I think from now on I will be when I hear such sto­ries.’

She said ac­tresses had failed to speak out ear­lier be­cause they feared for their ca­reers, adding: ‘There’s an­other rea­son which is even more in­sid­i­ous – that you won’t be be­lieved.’

Telling the BBC that sex­ual abuse was ‘hardly unique’ in Hol­ly­wood, she added: ‘I had one ex­pe­ri­ence with a French di­rec­tor, he was go­ing to cast me in a role that re­quired the char­ac­ter to have an or­gasm and he said to know whether I should be cast he should find out what or­gasms I had.

‘I got the part although I didn’t give him what he wanted, but I didn’t say any­thing.’

Re­gret: Jane Fonda

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