Blake Lively is opening up about her own experiences with sexual harassment after several female celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward following allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.
Lively, 30, revealed her “terrifying” experience with sexual harassment allegedly at the hands of a makeup artist.
“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” she told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
“I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me,” she continued, “I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.”
Lively, 30, said she told producers about the issue but that nothing happened after she spoke out.
Instead, the mother of two claims she was approached about a different incident, this time about her dog defecating behind a toilet in her dressing room.
The actress said producers told her, “‘This is very serious and we can’t have this happen again.’”
She took her sexual harassment complaints to a lawyer, which opened up an investigation that caused the makeup artist to be removed from the project, she told the LA Times.
Despite his removal, Lively said it doesn’t prevent him from working in the industry.
“Our unit production manager wrote him a letter of recommendation because nobody wanted there to be bad blood,” Lively said.
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On Tuesday, Lively had spoken out oh the Weinstein allegations but did not divulge her own experience with harassment.
“That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever, and I think that if people heard these stories… I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued,” she told The Hollywood Reporter . “I never heard any stories like …read more