Reese & J-law More Hollywood secrets
Tinseltown is reeling after more stars speak out about assault
When Rose Mcgowan revealed earlier this month US film producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed her, it encouraged many other women in Hollywood to come forward about their experiences with the movie mogul.
Little did Rose know her brave admission would spark countless others to reveal their similar experiences. Many suffered at the hands of other producers and film heavyweights, revealing a seriously disturbing problem in the industry.
Now Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence have gone public with the “ugly truths”, which come with Tinseltown’s “casting couch” culture.
Addressing the star-studded audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood event last week, Reese, 41, bravely admitted she was sexually assaulted by a film director at 16. For her, the shock allegations brought against Weinstein have reignited feelings of “anxiety and guilt”.
“I’ve got my own experiences, which have come back to me very vividly, and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate,” the Big Little Lies star said.
She revealed she’d been feeling anxious about being honest and the guilt for not speaking up earlier.
“[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old, and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel l silence was a condition of my y employment,” said Reese, who was flanked by a bodyguard when she stepped out in LA, shortly after speaking out.
Meanwhile, Jennifer, 27, revealed she’d been “degraded and humiliated” by Hollywood executives when she was at the start of her career.
At one point, she was even forced to strip off, and was shamed into losing weight. The Hunger Games star claimed a ap producer later described her as “perfectly f***able”.
“I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career,” Jen explained.
“I’m still learning I don’t have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable. Every human being should have the power to be treated with respect because they’re human.”
1992 Reese was just 16 when she was assaulted by a director.
J-law (below at 17) says she’s been degraded, and was described by one boss as “perfectly f***able”. 2007