Jennifer Lawrence says that she wasn't personally abused by fallen Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, but she said that doesn't mean she's never been a victim of sexual harassment in the industry.
The Oscar winner said that years before she starred in the “Hunger Games” franchise, the producers of a movie told her to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks. She said, "One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough, and during this time a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. And we all stood side by side with only paste-ons covering our privates.
"After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet. I can laugh now, it's OK."She says the director then "asked me to star in a porno as the character, among many other things that are too inappropriate to repeat here in this dress."
Jennifer says that when she tried to complain about the unrealistic weight requirements, a producer told her “I don't know why everyone thinks you're fat. I'd sleep with you.”
She said, "I was trapped, and I can see that now. I didn’t want to be a whistleblower, I didn’t want these embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine, I just wanted a career… In a dream world, everyone is treated with the same amount of respect. But until we reach that goal, I will lend my ear, I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who does not feel like they can protect themselves."
Lawrence then pledged her support to a proposed commission that aims to end sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
Source: USA Today