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.
via: Getty ImagesWilson 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."
Wilson wrote that she's "been away in a 'bubble'" creating content overseas but that she's going to share her own story.
I've been away in a 'bubble' of sorts creating new comedy overseas but it's so hard to hear all these stories relat… https://t.co/fQl7QkbLAO— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510416560.0
Wilson begins her story of a "male star" she worked with who sexually harassed her while his friends filmed it:
A male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my fi… https://t.co/mXjyPuJTnB— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510416761.0
I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio - basically to protect myself that in… https://t.co/XNKdnVFhQg— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510416856.0
In this case, Wilson was actually threatened by one of the harasser's reps:
Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The wh… https://t.co/g1ku1WvRKM— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510417032.0
Wilson then went on to describe her own "'hotel room' encounter" with a "top director."
Earlier in my career, I also had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk come… https://t.co/YqozAlSbAR— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510417259.0
Luckily, Wilson was able to escape the situation.
that I could hear her and I bolted out of there immediately. I was so naive the thought of anything happening apart… https://t.co/NUir62Sle6— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510417368.0
Wilson then goes on to describe how she grew up in a "pro-female environment," has always been strong and confident, and was able to escape those situations.
I feel lucky that I grew up in a pro-female environment, going to an all-girls high school, and that I have such a… https://t.co/m6UAizlaxT— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510417673.0
Wilson shared her stories to be a bastion of support to those who've experienced similar things.
To hear how prevalent sexual harassment and assault is, is just so saddening. I know my stories aren't as horrific… https://t.co/vzkrmARY18— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510418259.0
Wilson concluded with this badass sentiment:
I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behavior, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no long… https://t.co/2XvqW8WdlA— Rebel Wilson (@Rebel Wilson)1510418540.0