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Rebel Wilson: ‘My co-star tried to get me to perform a lewd sex act’

Rebel Wilson has come forward with her own stories of sexual harassment in Hollywood. 
The Pitch Perfect star took to Twitter on Saturday (11Nov17) to share two haunting instances of misconduct, alleging an unnamed male co-star tried to force her to perform a lewd sex act on him in a hotel room while his friends attempted to record the scene on their cell phones.
“A male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his a**,” she wrote on the micro-blogging platform. “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.”
Rebel, 37, took immediate action after the disturbing incident took place by contacting her management team to file a formal complaint.
“I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio – basically to protect myself that in the event something similar ever occurred I’d be able to walk out of the job and not obliged to return,” the Bridesmaids star explained, noting she was harassed throughout the process. “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.”
However, Rebel’s interaction with her co-star wasn’t the first time she had experienced sexual harassment in her acting career.
“Earlier in my career, I also had a ‘hotel room’ encounter with a top director,” she shared. “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 that I could hear her and I bolted out of there immediately.
“I was so naive the thought of anything happening apart from ‘work talk’ didn’t even cross my mind.”
Rebel went on to express sympathy for other people who have been victims of sexual assault and harassment before vowing to do everything in her power to prevent these types of abuses from happening in the future.
“I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behaviour, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no longer be POLITE. Interpret that as you will,” she declared.

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