The actress has revealed the dark side of her life in the midst of Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal.
41-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon surprised everyone during her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event with a dramatic confession about her past.
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Reese shared her experiences. She has suffered in the film industry throughout their history and she has come to share after serious allegations of sexual abuse against the famous producer Harvey Weinstein.
“This has been a very tough week for women in Hollywood, women all over the world and many industries are forced to remember and relive many unpleasant events,” said
The actress confessed that she herself had suffered sexual abuse at the age of 16. she was assaulted by a director and the producer advised me to be silent for the sake of future in the industry.
The actress continued her speech admitting that the incident was not an isolated case and throughout her career has had to face multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault but does not speak of them very often.
“But after hearing all the stories of these last days and hearing these brave women talk tonight about things being ordered to be swept under the carpet and not spoken.
It makes me want to speak and speak in a voice high because I actually felt less alone this week than I have felt many times during my career, “Witherspoon confessed.
“That truth is very encouraging for me and for everyone in the world because you can only heal by telling the truth. I find it very sad to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to do so,” concluded Witherspoon.