'Pitch Perfect' Star Rebel Wilson Shares Story of Sexual Harassment by Top Director
Rebel Wilson is the latest celebrity to share her story of sexual harassment in Hollywood.
The “Pitch Perfect” star took to Twitter on Saturday and claimed that she was sexually harassed by a top director and a “male star in a position of power,” early in her career.
“I've been away in a 'bubble' of sorts creating new comedy overseas but it's so hard to hear all these stories relating to sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. As you guys know, I'm a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell,” Wilson said a tweet.
The Australian comedian then went on to describe how a male star had asked her to go into a room with him.
"... and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his a**. All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room,” Wilson continued.
Wilson also said she had another encounter in a hotel room with a top director who she thought she was there to “talk comedy” with.
“Nothing physical happened because the guy's wife called and started abusing him over the phone for sleeping with actresses and luckily she was yelling so loud that I could hear her and I bolted out of there immediately,” Wilson wrote. “I was so naive the thought of anything happening apart from 'work talk' didn't even cross my mind.”
Wilson said she was to escape both incidents.
"I realize everyone is not as lucky," she wrote.