Actresses Who Have Spoken Up About Hollywood’s Sexual Assault Scandal

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1. Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for the Weinstein Co. film Silver Linings Playbook, but never experienced any harassment herself. She released a supporting statement to The Daily Beast:

“I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.”

Days after the scandal broke and she released her statement, J. Law came forward with her own tale of Hollywood and the pitfalls of stardom as she spoke at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event. “A female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates.” Another example of sexist and derogatory things women have to endure to follow their dreams of acting. Sadly, many feel they're not able to say no without alienating powerful people who can help with their careers.