Jessica Chastain On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood: 'A Well Known Male Actor Told Me Calm Down'

Harvey Weinstein's accusers have been the most vocal about sexual assault and violence against women in the work place. Actresses such as: Rose McGowan, Paz De La Huerta, Ashley Judd, and Gwyneth Paltrow have faced their fears and accused Weinstein of horrendous that took place for decades. Weinstein isn't the only man being shamed for his past sins. Actor Kevin Spacey and Director James Toback are among numerous others who have implicated by men and women of sexual abuse or harassment. 

Jessica Chastain has also spoken out Weinstein and others, shaming them for their misconduct. The actress didn't hold back on social media, but also feared the repercussions it would have on her career.

Chastain recently spoke in an interview during the Graham Norton Show about the backlash she faced when she began to publicly slam Weinstein and others.

"I was tweeting a lot of the time and actually got an email from a well-known actor that said, "Calm down,"'. 'I found that heartbreaking and can only think he didn't understand the movement that was happening," the actress stated.

Chastain didn't go into detail about who the actor was but the actress refuses to back down and silence herself.

"I'm going to speak my mind about any injustice that I see. I'm not afraid of anything in terms of that and I think the greatest myth that an industry can create is to make people feel they're easily replaceable. I'm not going to allow that into my life," Chastain said.

The Weinstein Scandal

Since September of this year, Weinstein has been accused by more than 80 women of sexual assault, rape, and harassment. Weinstein has denied all allegations against however he could be facing prison time, as he is currently being investigated by the LAPD and the NYPD.

Other men in entertainment that are being investigated for sexual assault are: actors Ed Westwick, Danny Masterson, and former Today Show co-host, Matt Lauer. As more women continue to come forward and speak out against the men they alleged assaulted, Hollywood is working to make the studios a safe environment for everyone again.

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