Thursday, October 12, 2017

WOW! Hollywood Heartthrob Reveals He Was Sexually Harassed By “Powerful Men”



The following article appeared on the Gateway Pundit on October 12th

by Joshua Caplan

The bombshell report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is becoming more shocking by the day. Actors and Actresses are taking this rare opportunity to expose the wickedness in Hollywood to reveal their own stories of sexual abuse. Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek reveals he was touched by “older, powerful men.”

Guardian UK reports:

Van Der Beek made the claims on Twitter in a series of posts that offered support to the women who had spoken out against Weinstein. “For anyone judging the women who stayed silent, read this for perspective. Also for anyone brushing off harassment as ‘boys being boys’,” he wrote, linking to an article from fashion website The Cut that detailed a writer’s hotel-room experience with a “powerful man”.  
Van der Beek

The former Dawson’s Creek actor went on to recount his own personal experience of abuse, though he did not name names. “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger,” he wrote. “I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome”.

For anyone judging the women who stayed silent, read this for perspective. Also for anyone brushing off harassment as “boys being boys.” https://t.co/UX9xWxpn2K

— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017

What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he’s admitted to is unacceptable – in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out.

— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017

I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger…

— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017

I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome

— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017

Speaking about Hollywood’s evil ways can get you silenced. Ben Affleck’s former co-star Rose McGowan learned that the hard way after being suspended from Twitter for speaking out about Weinstein. 
Afleck and McGowan

Affleck’s former co-star Rose McGowan told Ben to “F*ck off!” and accused him of knowing about Weinstein’s abuse for years.

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