Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By a Director at 16

Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By a Director at 16

During this time, a producer made me do a series of nude photos with five other women next to me.

Lawrence said when working on "The Hunger Games" films, she was extremely conscious of the effect that harsh beauty standards can have.

Reese Witherspoon has revealed she was sexually harassed as a 16-year-old.

Lawrence's speech comes a week after she publicly denounced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein amid dozens of allegations from women, including Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and assault.

Witherspoon went on to laud the women who came out about Harvey Weinstein's mistreatment of them for giving her the courage to come forward with her own experiences. "And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates", she said.

"I can tell you that those girls are as duct-taped as one could possibly be, because they're in fear of getting their next job", she said.

Inspired by the women in Hollywood who have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment over the past couple of weeks, Jennifer Lawrence has recounted a "degrading and humiliating" casting process that saw her asked to take part in a nude line-up with other actresses, the producers' subsequent comments now being about her suitability for the role but her weight and "fuckability".

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"He said he didn't know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was 'perfectly f**kable, '" she recalled. After this scene, a particularly humiliating, the producer has pointed the finger at the silhouette of the actress: " She told me that I had to use these pictures of me to control my diet.

She said she felt she had to accept being treated that way in order for her career to progress.

"And I've just spoken to so many actresses and writers, and particularly women who've had similar experiences, and many of them have bravely gone public with their stories".

Witherspoon decided to make her comments after calling it "a really hard week for women" in Hollywood - and all over the world.

And then, the mom to 18-year-old Ava Phillippe had a message: "For the young women sitting in this room, life is going to be different for you because we have you, we have your back".

She went to say that, "In a flawless world, every human being should have the power to be treated with respect because they're human", and that one day, at least, it might be possible to "stop normalizing these horrific situations".

"We will stop normalizing these horrific situations", Lawrence said.

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