James Van Der Beek Reveals Sexual Harassment
Actor James Van Der Beek took to Twitter on Thursday to share his own experience with sexual harassment in Hollywood.
“I’ve had my a** grabbed by older, powerful men,” the former Dawson’s Creek star revealed. “I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger.
“I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”
Van Der Beek, 40, is the latest celebrity to talk publicly about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the wake of revelations about Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
"What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal,” tweeted Van Der Beek. “What he’s admitted to is unacceptable - in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out.”