Rebel Wilson Accuses Her Male Costar Of Sexual Misconduct
Rebel Wilson is now telling her own story. The Pitch Perfect star is speaking up about her experience with sexual harassment
Wilson claims that she was harassed by a male co-star who she has not named. She did state that she told her agent about the incident immediately after it occurred and they made a complaint to the studio with her lawyer present. However, she was threatened by the star's agent to cooperate with him and 'support' him.
"(He) asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his (butt)," she said. "All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room."
"Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The whole thing was disgusting. I've told hundreds of people in the industry the story in more graphic detail basically to warn them off this individual," Wilson continued.
Wilson is joining the many actresses and actors who have recently come forward and bravely spoke on their past experience with harassment in the workplace. The allegations began after an expose was written about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in the New York Times.
Since then, director Brett Ratner, actor Kevin Spacey, and comedian, director Louis C.K. have all been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct. C.K. recently made a statement where he admitted to the allegations against him and apologized to all those affected. Spacey has checked himself into a rehabilitation center to seek professional treatment. Weinstein, Ratner and others have all denied these claims.
Wilson also claims she was harassed by a director.
"Earlier in my career, I also had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk comedy. Nothing physical happened because the guy's wife called and started abusing him over the phone for sleeping with actresses and luckily she was yelling so loud..."
The actress did not name the director either.
Wilson rose to fame after starring in the film, Pitch Perfect. She went on to star in the film's sequels. Wilson was also starred in How To Be Single, Bridesmaid, and A Night at the Museum 3.
Wilson did not elaborate on when the incidents occurred.