A Friend Assaulted
Someone this week sent me a tip about a sexual assault that happened.
What made this different is that when I read the tip, I realized the person assaulted is someone I know.
That’s not to say I haven’t known many people in the industry who have been assaulted, I just didn’t know she had.
The other crazy thing is that it is in her words. The tipster took a screenshot from a private group my friend belongs to.
Have you heard of my friend?
I don’t know.
She is super funny and makes me laugh until I cry when she performs.
She does some acting and other things.
The person who assaulted her is in an acting family.
He is an A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee.
If you read the site, you know this is not the first time he has done something like this.
He has never been the person you look to for morals or ethics.
“This isn’t exactly comedy related, but I needed to warn my fellow femme artists, in light of the Weinstein revelation.
About a year and a half ago I was sexually assaulted by ______________.
After mounting himself on my then underage friend after she kept saying no, he started talking to me and offering to read my scripts.
I was of course excited and had a bit of a crush on him.
We made out and fooled around, I was thrilled.
One time he told me to drive to set at night, I did and brought him a birthday card.
He glanced at it and then looked around and suddenly had his d**k out.
I got nervous and didn’t do anything.
He moved my hand on it and then started pushing my head down.
I resisted but he kept pushing.
I didn’t move and he got frustrated.
I finally gave in.
He left right after.
I felt disgusting and he sent me a dirty text.
I drove home crying.
I felt like I had to be nice to him after that.
I drunkenly told him he was a sexual predator.
He told me I was crazy.
I apologized to him, fearing he would ruin my career.
I was only 22.
I wish I spoke up about this sooner because it’s been eating at me.
Sharing this isn’t easy, I’m sweating as I type this.
But I’m sick and tired of the men of Hollywood getting away with sexual assault.
It took this town 20 years to expose Harvey Weinstein.
I want to keep an open dialogue so that doesn’t happen again.”