Rebel Wilson alleges she was sexually harassed by a male star
Rebel Wilson is opening up about her experiences with sexual harassment, including one instance involving an unnamed male star.
On Nov. 11, 2017, Wilson took to Twitter with allegations that she was sexually harassed by a male star in a "position of power."
"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," she wrote.Controversies rock Hollywood in 2017
She continued, "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," she continued.
The Pitch Perfect star also tweeted about a second incident, in which she had a "hotel room encounter with a top director" but was able to escape before anything happened.Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89
"I thought we were there to talk comedy," she wrote. "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 bolted out of there immediately."
Wilson expressed that she felt "lucky" to have escaped both incidents and vowed that going forward she would not be "polite" when it comes to sexual harassment.
"I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realize not everyone is as lucky," Wilson tweeted, adding, "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."Assault laws in focus amid Weinstein saga
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