Rebel: I was ha­rassed by male star

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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

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