Add Reese Witherspoon to the list of women who’ve been treated horribly by men in the entertainment industry. At “Elle” magazine’s Women in Hollywood event Monday night, she revealed that she was sexually assaulted…and she was only 16.
Her abuser was a director whom she didn’t name.
She said, “[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.
“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.”
On the plus side, Reese thinks all of this is going to lead to positive change.
“I feel really, really encouraged that there will be a new normal…
“Life is going to be different [for women in Hollywood] because we have your back and it makes me feel better because, gosh, it’s about time…I’m so sad that I have to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to.”
Jennifer Lawrence shared her own horror stories at the same event.
Like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence shared her Hollywood horror stories at “Elle” magazine’s Women in Hollywood event Monday night.
She said that when she was much younger and just starting out, the producers of a movie she was doing told her to lose 15 pounds in TWO WEEKS, and things got worse from there.
She said, “During this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me, and we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates.
“After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”
Jennifer complained to a male producer, and “He responded by telling me that he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was perfectly [effable].”