Reese Witherspoon admits that she felt guilty for not having spoken when she was sexually abused
Reese Witherspoon felt guilty for not speaking & # 39; when she was sexually abused.
The 43-year-old actress previously claimed that she had been attacked by a director when she was only 16 and was told by agents and producers not to mention it.
Although Reese eventually found the courage to talk about the experience, she often thinks she should have said something much sooner, and she & # 39; unfortunately & # 39; admit it is not an & # 39; isolated incident & # 39; was in her career.
Reese Witherspoon felt guilty for not speaking & # 39; when she was sexually abused. Seen here this month
In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Reese said: & I wish I could tell you that this was an isolated incident in my career, but unfortunately it wasn't. I have had several experiences with intimidation and sexual abuse. & # 39;
Although she spoke of her attack on the Elle Women in Hollywood event in 2017, Reese felt, she added, & # 39; guilt for not speaking earlier & # 39 ;.
However, the Legally Blonde star is realistic enough to know that if she had complained about the attack when she was a teenager, it could have cost her all her acting dreams.
She admitted: & # 39; Ummm no. It was a culture of silence and silence was a condition for my work. That is what I was told. & # 39;
The 43-year-old actress previously claimed that she had been attacked by a director when she was only 16 and was told by agents and producers not to mention it. Seen here in the 1999 Election with Matthew Broderick (R) movie
Reese's newest role is to play newsreader Bradley Jackson in the Apple TV + series The Morning Show, which seeks to expose the kind of experiences that Reese experienced when she was younger after being the staff of the fictional news program had discovered in New York, knew of incidents of sexual misconduct by fired news anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carrell).
The Oscar winner admits that he has her own experiences with sexual harassment and the experiences of other women inspire her to use her art to & # 39; stories & # 39; to tell about that kind of behavior.
She explained: & # 39; When stories (about abuse and harassment) come out, I sometimes get very upset and it goes from sad to deeply saddened to extreme anger. I think it probably drives me to tell more stories about it, because art is the best antidote. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Reese and The Morning Show opened co-star Jennifer Aniston, 50, both about their experiences working with the shameful producer Harvey Weinstein.
The 67-year-old Hollywood mogul distributed Reese & # 39; s 2002 movie The Importance of His Earnest and produced Jennifer & # 39; s 2005 film Derailed before being accused of numerous incidents of sexual violence.
Reese and The Morning Show co-star Jennifer Aniston, 50 (R), both opened about their experiences working with the shameful producer Harvey Weinstein. Seen here this month
The two Hollywood stars believe they have been spared the same attacks allegedly suffered by so many actresses, including Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Uma Thurman, by the actions of people they have never left alone with Weinstein.
Reese said: & I was never alone with him either. But I didn't know why. & # 39;
Jennifer added: & I don't either. But there would always be someone in the room. & # 39;
To which Reese replied: & # 39; Now I look back and I am very grateful to the people who stayed with me in the room. I don't know what they knew. & # 39;
The New York Times and New Yorker 2017 reveal about Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual misconduct and abuse have inspired the #MeToo and Time & # 39; s Up movements that have tackled the abuse of women in Hollywood.
Although she spoke of her attack on the Elle Women in Hollywood event in 2017, Reese felt, she added, & # 39; guilt for not speaking earlier & # 39 ;. Seen here in the 2014 film Wild
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