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Rebel Wilson shares sexual harassment story with a male star

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Rebel Wilson has opened up about her experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood.

In a series of tweets Wilson detailed two separate incidents in which men in the industry allegedly acted inappropriately towards her.

"A male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his a**. All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room," Wilson wrote.

She added that she called her agent and lawyer to complain about the incident and protect herself.

"I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio -- basically to protect myself that in the event something similar ever occurred I'd be able to walk out of the job and not obliged to return.

"Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The whole thing was disgusting. I've told hundreds of people in the industry the story in more graphic detail basically to warn them off this individual," she wrote.

The second incident occurred early on in her career in a hotel room with a "top director."

"Earlier in my career, I also had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk comedy. Nothing physical happened because the guy's wife called and started abusing him over the phone for sleeping with actresses and luckily she was yelling so loud.

"I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realise not everyone is as lucky," Wilson wrote.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 11:32 IST