In light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, more and more women and men in Hollywood are discussing producers and people in power who harassed and manipulated them.
Days after criticizing rampant sexual misconduct that takes place in "every industry", Blake Lively chose to divulge her own "terrifying" experience while working in Hollywood.
Lively says she reported the alleged sexual harassment to producers but nothing was initially done about it.
Following an investigation, the make-up artist was removed from the project, but not before being given a good reference by the production team.
While talking to a leading US publication, Lively said, "He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger". Blake Lively adds: "One day, while I was sleeping on the place of filming, I woke up and he was trying to film me".
"Finally, after three months of complaining, they called me into my trailer and said, 'We need to talk to you, '" she continued.
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Instead, the mother of two claims she was approached about a different incident, this time about her dog defecating behind a toilet in her dressing room. 'And this is very serious and we can't have this happen again'.
It has now been more than a week since a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein began to come to light, and still more are coming almost every day.
"Our unit production manager wrote him a letter of recommendation because nobody wanted there to be bad blood", Blake explained.
In a statement released to the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, the 30-year-old joined the ranks of Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and George Clooney in condemning Harvey Weinsten's actions. "I never heard any stories like this - I never heard anything specific - but it's devastating to hear". The producer was sacked from the Weinstein Company on Sunday after a damning New York Times expose detailing decades of abuse. It's important that there is an uprising.
Like many others, the star has also spoken out about Weinstein, who is now in Arizona seeking treatment. How many more stories like this until men take us seriously?