Movie stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Fox, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron opened up about workplace harassment in the entertainment industry. Most of the stars told they have been in certain level victims of abuse during the castings and auditions for the films.
Jennifer Lawrence was humiliated during an audition. "I had to lose 15 pounds (ca. 7 kg) in two weeks" Afterwards, she had to take photos without any clothing "And I didn't know where those photos were going to end up".
Megan Fox made the news again for an interview she gave in 2009 on the Jimmy Kimmel's show. She told the TV host that movie director Michael Bay obliged her to dance in Bikini for a movie role. She also said that working with him was terrible and a "nightmare".
Gwyneth Paltrow has been one of the public faces in the #MeToo movement against Harvey Weinstein, who is now serving 23 years in prison. During the investigations, she testified and told the New York Times that the producer tried to abuse her. Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time, defended her honor.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron spoke openly about an occasion when she was abused by a Hollywood mogul, whose name was revealed at the time, but journalists decided to keep it secret. "I thought it was kind of weird that the audition was on a Saturday night in Los Angeles, but I thought it was still normal"