James Van Der Beek Shares Experiences with Harassment

Lawrence Kim
October 12, 2017

The producer's spokesman has said Weinstein "unequivocally denied" non-consensual sex, and said there were never any acts of retaliation against any swomen for refusing his advances.

He also applauded alleged victims for "speaking out" and went on to recall "inappropriate" encounters he had experienced personally. "For anyone judging the women who stayed silent, read this for perspective", he wrote alongside a link to an opinion piece in The Cut by playwright Liz Meriwether about why she choose to stay silent about her own assault.

I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. "I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle", he said.

Actor Terry Crews recently revealed on Twitter that he was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive, who he didn't name. "There's a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome", he continued, empathising with women who have gone through similar or even worse cases of sexual assault.

"This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why?"

Numerous actresses are slowly speaking out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry after an exposé in The New York Times revealed Harvey Weinstein of having sexually harassed women over the past three decades and paying them off to remain silent.

"My wife n I were at a Hollywood function past year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. He just grinned like a jerk", alleged Crews, adding in another tweet, "I was going to kick his a- right then- but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear". Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would be the headline the next day", adding, "Only I probably wouldn't have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL.

Van Der Beek rose to prominence in the entertainment industry when he was young, starring in "Dawson's Creek" beginning at the age of 21.

It has led to him being fired from the film company he founded and his wife leaving him.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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