One of Rebel Wilson’s Male Co-Stars Sexually Harassed Her, and His Friends Tried to Film It

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Ever since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a serial sexual predator, women and men in Hollywood have started coming forward with their experiences with their own “Weinsteins.” While sexual harassment and assault are rampant in every industry, stories from Hollywood have hit particularly hard because many of these abusers were previously beloved public figures. Louis C.K. is the latest titan of the industry to fall after multiple women came forward with stories of harassment.

Now, actress Rebel Wilson has added her voice to the mix; she’s shared her powerful experiences with harassment and pledged to stop being polite in instances where she’s clearly being taken advantage of.

You know Rebel Wilson as the confident Aussie actress who’s starred in films like Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, and How to Be Single.

Wilson took to Twitter on November 11 to share her own experiences with harassment at the hands of a male co-star and a “top director.”

If we’ve learned anything from all this, it’s that almost every woman has their own story of harassment or assault to tell.

How disgusting is this? Wilson is a successful comedian, a strong woman, and she was reduced and violated by a coworker in such a heinous way.

We’ve learned that when women in the industry lodge complaints with their agents or with the studios that employ these harassers, they’re often dismissed or told to just ignore it.

Absolutely insane. This goes beyond being complicit. But this also wasn’t Wilson’s only experience with harassment…

“I thought we were there to talk comedy,” Wilson wrote. She couldn’t imagine that a professional man like him would try so blatantly to take advantage of her during what was supposed to be a business meeting.

But she was obviously affected by it. As all women are.

She also notes that she knows that not everyone is as lucky. Just because she escaped her harassers doesn’t mean that other women in situations similar to hers had the power to do the same. They were victims of abuses of power by stronger, more powerful men.

Chances are every woman you know has at least one story of sexual harassment and/or assault. It’s maddening and it’s horrendously sad, but the first step to making sure it doesn’t happen again is to continue to share these experiences.

“I know, moving forward,” she wrote, “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.” There’s a change coming. And people like Rebel Wilson are the reason for it.