Jennifer Lopez, a vocal advocate for the Time’s Up movement as Hollywood and other industries who reveals certain secrets on sexual harassment, shared her story in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
“I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have,” she told the magazine. “But did I do it? No, I did not.”
Lopez recalled being “terrified” when she stood up to her harasser.
“I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!‘” she said.
Lopez stated that the harassment happened with the director of her first movie. She did not share his name.The singer, actress and producer acknowledged that standing up to someone in a power position “could have gone either way for me.”
“But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it,'” she said.
Lopez is just one of many women in Hollywood who have shared their experiences with sexual harassment in the industry. Recently, Lynda Carter talked about being harassed while she was starring in the “Wonder Woman” TV show. To date, Time’s Up’s legal defense fund has raised over $21 million.
Source: Naija News