Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence Share Stories of Harassment in Hollywood

More women are coming forward with their harrowing experiences in light of the Weinstein revelations.
By Alex Firer
  • A major effect of the unearthing of the horrific Harvey Weinstein serial sexual assault and harassment actions is that many women are now coming forward with stories of their own assault in harassment. From Hollywood, to the now well known post of “Me Too” from women in order to show that they too have dealt with sexual assault or harassment.

    Two major movie stars have opened up about their own stories of harassment in the Hollywood system — Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence. Reese Witherspoon discussed how she was forced to keep silent after an abuse she suffered when she was sixteen years old.

  • At the same event, Jennifer Lawrence recounted a harrowing audition where she was asked to strip nude, stand next to other stars, and then was given a photo of her body and told to take it home and ruminate on it to inspire her to lose weight.

  • These are two experiences added to the many many coming out recently. Hopefully the stories and accounts make some change in a system and society where sexism is deeply entrenched.

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