Male actors reveal sexual harassment incidents as Harvey Weinstein scandal deepens

Male actors reveal sexual harassment incidents as Harvey Weinstein scandal deepens

James Van Der Beek and fellow actor Terry Crews revealed incidents of sexual harassment on Twitter

Friday, October 13, 2017

In the wake of the ongoing scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, two male actors have come forward with claims of sexual harassment by other people in the industry. 

Actor James Van Der Beek, who starred in Dawson's Creek, said on Twitter he had been subject to such behaviour ealy in his career. 

He said his bottom had been grabbed by "older, powerful men", and had been cornered in "inappropriate sexual conversations."

Fellow actor Terry Crews said his genitals had been grabbed by a "high-level Hollywood executive" in front of his wife at an event in 2016.

He told of how the executive had "grinned like a jerk" at their shock, and while he called to apologise afterwards, no reason was given for the alleged grope.

Crews, famed for his muscular physique and tough-guy acting roles, said he had not retailiated at the time for fear of how it would be perceived and did not want to be ostracised. 

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by several high-profile actresses and former work colleagues. 

He has also been accused of rape, although the 65-year-old denies all allegations against him.