Rebel Wilson claims a former male co-star sexually harassed her.
Rebel Wilson alleged to People that the unnamed man “called me into a room and pulled down his pants” and then asked her to perform a lewd act in front of his friends.
“It was awful and disgusting,” Rebel Wilson told the magazine, opting not to reveal his name or even what film it was.
“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.”
“I got certain things in writing about what happened,” Rebel Wilson said. “Definitely amongst industry circles, I made sure people knew what happened.”
“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,” she explained.
“I thought even complaining to my agency was a big step. And to complain to the studio. I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behavior, but a lot of women have had it way worse.”
Wilson also said she would stand up for herself “even more” if something similar happened today.
“If it happened again, I would probably stand up for myself even more just because of the bravery of the other women that have stood up and now allowed me an opportunity,” Rebel Wilson said.