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Reece Witherspoon assulted by director at 16

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It’s really no secret Hollywood is a cesspool. With allegations against Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulting God know how many women. Now Reece Witherspoon says she was assaulted by a director at 16. It seems sex is just expected for females to get roles in Hollywood.

Witherspoon has spoken out about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, revealing she was just 16 when it happened to her for the first – but not the last – time.
The actress, 41, reflected on women’s experiences in the film industry in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein during her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event sponsored by Calvin Klein and L’Oréal Paris on Monday night.

“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 Oscar winner said at the event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “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, honest, 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 that silence was a condition of my employment,” she added.

“And I wish that 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.”

“But after hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these brave women speak up tonight about things that we’re kind of told to sweep under the rug and not to talk about, it’s made me want to speak up and speak up loudly because I actually felt less alone this week than I have ever felt in my entire career.”

It’s no secret Hollywood is a cesspool. The chickens have really came home to roost this week for them. Hollywood actors and directors are such hypocrites when Republicans have a scandal they are the first to go absolutely crazy. Expect more of these reports Hollywood is modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

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