Actor Matthew Lawrence claimed Thursday that he was sexually harassed by a outstanding Hollywood director.
Lawrence, 43, opened up concerning the expertise throughout a latest episode of his podcast “Brotherly Love,” which he co-hosts together with his brothers, fellow actors Joey and Andrew Lawrence.
“There’s been many instances in my life the place I’ve been propositioned to get an enormous function,” Lawrence advised the viewers. “I misplaced my company as a result of I went to the lodge room” the place, the actor alleges, a outstanding director “confirmed up in his gown, requested me to take my garments off, mentioned he wanted to take Polaroids of me and mentioned if I did X, Y and Z, I’d be the subsequent Marvel character.”
Although he didn’t title the company within the podcast episode, he claimed that these accountable for the corporate ended up firing him for leaving the lodge room. He went on to say that though the #MeToo motion has accomplished wonders for girls in Hollywood, the male expertise has been considerably ignored.
“Not quite a lot of guys in my view have come out and talked about this within the business,” he famous. “Now granted, it’s in all probability a few third of what ladies undergo. Males undergo this as nicely… I feel our society is much less prepared to listen to that state of affairs is occurring with males than they’re with ladies.” (RELATED: Two Ladies Accuse Contestant From Main Actuality Present Of Sexual Assault In Lawsuit)
One of many few actors who has come out publicly about their alleged experiences of sexual harassment is Brendan Fraser. Fraser claimed in a GQ Article that he was groped by former president of Hollywood International Press Affiliation Philip Berk, who has emphatically denied the allegations.