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Friday, May 20, 2022 – Rebel Wilson has revealed that she was once sexually harassed by a male co-star.
The actress did not reveal the name of the actor, but detailed the incident to People in a new cover story.
The 42-year-old said:
“He called me into a room and pulled down his pants.”
She added that the actor then asked her in front of his friends to perform a lewd act, according to People.
“It was awful and disgusting,” she continued. “And all the behavior afterwards — this was all before #MeToo — where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them.”
Wilson said she did report the incident. The actress said she knew the steps she had to take to protect herself because she studied law.
She has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of South Wales.
“Because I’m a lawyer, I documented it,” she said. “I called my rep. I got certain things in writing about what happened.”
“Definitely amongst industry circles, I made sure people knew what happened,” Wilson continued.
In hindsight, the actress said she should have walked off the movie she was filming with the costar.
She said: “I should have left. It wasn’t worth it. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Oh well, do the right thing, be a professional and finish the movie.’ Now I would never do that.”
Wilson told People that when she reported what happened to the movie studio she came to learn that she was the fourth person to put in a complaint about the actor.
“Such gross behavior, but a lot of women have had it way worse,” she said.
Wilson said going forward she wants to ensure everyone is safe and feels respected on set.