Rebel: I was harassed by male star
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson says she has been a victim of sexual harassment in Hollywood.
The Australian actor, 37, accused an unnamed “male star” of asking her to go in a room with him and to carry out a sex act on him while his friends filmed it on their phones.
Wilson said she had been working overseas recently but found it “hard to hear all these stories relating to sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood”.
She added: “I’m a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story. A male star, in a position of power, asked me to go into a room with him then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his a**.
“All while his male ‘friends’ tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room.”
She said her agent secured a deal with the studio to protect her if something similar occurred.
Meanwhile, former Star Trek actor George Takei has denied allegations of historical sexual misconduct.
The US star posted a lengthy statement on Twitter, in which he said an account given by model Scott R Brunton to The Hollywood Reporter “did not occur”.
Bruton said the alleged incident took place in 1981 when he was 23.
He claimed that he “passed out” at the actor’s home after a few drinks and woke to find Takei, now 80, touching him inappropriately.
In a string of Twitter posts yesterday, Takei wrote: “Friends, I’m writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R Bruton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.
“Those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.”
Actors and actresses have spoken out over sexual misconduct and assault in the past month since a New York Times report alleged film producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted several women.
TARGET Rebel Wilson spoke out
DENIAL George Takei