Reese Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by a director

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9139550di) Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 24th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 16 Oct 2017

Vastavam web:  Actor Reese Witherspoon has opened up about being sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16.The 41-year-old star hoped the Harvey Weinstein scandal will encourage women to speak up about harassment, reported People magazine.Dozens of women have come forward to allege Weinstein, a heavyweight Hollywood studio head, of sexual assault and in some cases rape.
Sharing her story, Witherspoon said, “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier.Witherspoon said reading about stories of other brave women convinced her to finally “speak up and speak up loudly because I actually felt less alone this week than I have ever felt in my entire career.”
“I have just spoken to so many actresses and writers, particularly women, who have had similar experiences and many of them have bravely gone public with their stories. That truth is very encouraging to me and everyone out there in the world because you can only heal by telling the truth.” “It makes me so sad to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to,” Witherspoon concluded.