LOS ANGELES, Nov 13 — Following the multiple allegations pertaining to sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Australian-born actress and producer Rebel Wilson has come forth to detail her own personal experiences with such harassment.
Wilson took to Twitter over the weekend to detail two specific instances of sexual harassment that involved a male star and a director.
“As you guys know, I’m a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell. 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.”
In the first incident, Wilson describes how a male star in a position of power asked her to go into a room with him and asked her “repeatedly to stick my finger up his ass, 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.”
In the second encounter, Wilson shares: “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.”
“I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behaviour, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no longer be POLITE. Interpret that as you will.”