Rebel Wilson has claimed a former male co-star sexually harassed her and then attempted to “destroy” her career.
She claims the unnamed man “called me into a room and pulled down his pants” and then, in front of his friends, asked her to perform a lewd act.
“It was awful and disgusting,” the 42-year-old she said, opting not to reveal his name or even what film it was.
“And all the behaviour afterwards — this was all before #MeToo — where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them.”
The actress, who has a law degree from the University of New South Wales, did what she could to document the incident for legal purposes and immediately called her representatives.
“I got certain things in writing about what happened,” she said. “Definitely among industry circles, I made sure people knew what happened.”
Rebel she should have left the movie when it happened, admitting that staying “wasn’t worth it.”
“But at the same time, I was like, ‘Oh well, do the right thing, be a professional and finish the movie.’ Now I would never do that,” she explained.
“I thought even complaining to my agency was a big step. And to complain to the studio. I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behaviour, but a lot of women have had it way worse.”
Wilson also said she would stand up for herself “even more” if something similar happened today.
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