Jennifer Lawrence says her career was threatened when she stuck up for herself against a male director.
She told The Hollywood Reporter, “I finally made the decision to stand up for myself, and then I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like, ‘You know, we can hear you on the microphone; you’ve been really unruly.’”
Jen said the producer’s accusation about her wasn’t true, and said, “Basically my job was threatened because the director said something f**ked up to me and I said, ‘That’s sick, you can’t talk to me like that.’ And then I was punished, and I got afraid that I wasn’t going to be hired again. I was called ‘difficult’ and a ‘nightmare.'”
While dozens of women have come forward with allegations since Harvey Weinstein was exposed for using his position in Hollywood to abuse women, Jennifer believes there are many others who fall victim to similar circumstances.
She said, “I think a lot of people aren’t coming forward because they’re afraid they’re not going to work again. You need to be able to say, ‘This is wrong,’ and have somebody do something about it, instead of saying, ‘Oh, it’s wrong? Well, you’re fired.'”