More and more women reveal sad stories about Hollywood producers. And among these women are some of the most famous actresses in the world. The latest star to reveal such shocking allegations is Reese Witherspoon. Reese revealed that she was underage when she was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood director.
Such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon revealed during the Elle Women in Hollywood event that she had a very bad experience when she was a young girl trying to get some acting parts. Reese said that things got so bad for her that she was sexually assaulted by a director. Reese, who is now 41 years old, said that at that time she was only 16.
“This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths,” the famous actress said during her speech at the event. “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety…[and] guilt for not speaking up earlier,” the star went on to add.
Reese also claimed that she felt that she had to remain silent about what happened to her for the sake of her career. “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 that silence was a condition of my employment,” she explained. “And I wish I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault, and I don’t speak about them very often,” the star added.
Reese also praised all the women who decided to speak up against Harvey Weinstein and reveal allegations of sexual harassment. The actress provided no other details and she did not reveal the name of the director. She said that she had other experiences related to sexual harassment throughout her career.