It’s a veritable avalanche of stars coming out with stories of unwanted sexual harassment at the hands of Hollywood’s power elite. Just today, actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Judith Godrèche, Katherine Kendall, and Dawn Dunning all claimed that they were victims of Harvey Weinstein‘s. Which is sad and disturbing and says so much about the toxic nature of Hollywood. But, remember it’s not ALWAYS male-on-female harassment. There have also been two male stars who are grabbing headlines, as well.
First: Rob Schneider tells TMZ about an experience he had many years ago in which a “gross director” (now deceased) made a semi-nude pass at him in a hotel room. Listen to the story below.
Then: Terry Crews took to Twitter to tell HIS story.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) October 10, 2017
This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear. “240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho” would be the headline the next day. Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left. That night and the next day I talked to everyone I knew that worked with him about what happened. He called me the next day with an apology but never really explained why he did what he did. I decided not 2 take it further becuz I didn’t want 2b ostracized— par 4 the course when the predator has power n influence. I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. Who’s going 2 believe you? ( few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No) I love what I do. But it’s a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that. He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 wait & compare notes w/ others who’ve been victimized in order 2gain a position of strength. I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator. Hollywood is not the only business we’re this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior— you are not alone. Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.
See also: Feldman, Corey
(Top photos: Pacific Coast News; screen grab: TMZ video)