Grace Jones has revealed she was sexually harassed when she landed her first big acting role. In the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry scores of men and women have accused Harvey Weinsten, Kevin Spacey and others of sexual harassment.
Jones told CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour that an unnamed producer asked her to bring her portfolio to his house so that he could make a final call on her casting,
“He (the producer) poured some champagne, he was in his bathrobe and of course, took me to a room … it was his bedroom. So with the champagne, even then at that young age … I threw it in his face and walked out the door.“
Jones said that for these alleged perpetrators of sexual assault,
“It’s a power thing.“
People at the beginning of their careers are especially exposed.
“It’s really difficult call because when you’re in that position, you’re so vulnerable, you’re so nervous. You want this break so badly because you’ve been banging away at the pavement, probably longer than others and you finally think ‘I’ve made it to the big time, this is my way, the door is open’ and now you have a monster to confront.”
(Photo, Pacific Coast News; via CNN)