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Blake Lively Shares Her Own Story of Hollywood Harassment

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It has now been more than a week since a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein began to come to light, and still more are coming nearly every day. But the problem, obviously, has never been limited to one man. Though Blake Lively said earlier in the week that she was never harassed by Weinstein, she revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that a makeup artist, whom she declined to name, had made her yet another actress harassed in her workplace.

“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” she said. “I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me. I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.”

Lively reported the man to the project’s producers, but she said they did nothing. Finally, they asked for a meeting, during which Lively was sure they would address the problem. They didn’t.

“I thought, ‘Well finally, they’re going to do something about this man who I had to have touching me all day,’ she said. “And they said, ‘Your dog left a poop behind the toilet in your dressing room and our janitor had to pick it up. And this is very serious and we can’t have this happen again.’”

After Lively took the case to her lawyer, the makeup artist was dismissed from the project—but with a recommendation letter in hand (“nobody wanted there to be bad blood.”)

Stories like Lively’s are common in her industry, but that doesn’t make them right, producer and director Judd Apatow told the Times in the same story.

“I think a lot of people are mistreated and they don’t realize how badly they’re being mistreated,” he said.

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