Rebel Wilson Accuses Hollywood Star Of Sexual Harassment

Rebel reveals her story...

Rebel Wilson Accuses Hollywood Star Of Sexual Harassment Universal Pictures

Aussie star Rebel Wilson has taken to social media to reveal she was sexually harassed by a Hollywood star and top director. 

Rebel wrote on Twitter, "I've been away in a 'bubble' of sorts creating new comedy overseas but it's so hard to hear all these stories relating to sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood.

"As you guys know, I'm a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell.”

Rebel wrote of how a star, who she chooses to not name, propositioned her. 

"A male star, in a position of power, asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his a**.

"All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room.

"I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio — basically to protect myself that in the event something similar ever occurred I'd be able to walk out of the job and not obliged to return.

"Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The whole thing was disgusting.

"I've told hundreds of people in the industry the story in more graphic detail basically to warn them off this individual.

Rebel also opened up about an incident with a ‘top director’, writing, "Earlier in my career, I also had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk comedy. Nothing physical happened because the guy's wife called and started abusing him over the phone for sleeping with actresses and luckily she was yelling so loud that I could hear her and I bolted out of there immediately. I was so naive the thought of anything happening apart from 'work talk' didn't even cross my mind."

Rebel continued, revealing her thoughts and feelings on the current situation in Hollywood, and that she will be standing her ground.

"I feel lucky that I grew up in a pro-female environment, going to an all-girls high school, and that I have such a strong sense of self and have taken self-defense classes. I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realize not everyone is as lucky.

"To hear how prevalent sexual harassment and assault is, is just so saddening. I know my stories aren't as horrific as other women and men have described - but if you've ever experienced anything like this I feel for you and can relate on some level.

"I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behavior, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no longer be POLITE. Interpret that as you will.”

Rebel’s story is the latest in a long list of men and women breaking their silence to reveal their stories of sexual assault and harassment.

 

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or harassment, please contact authorities and seek help. 

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