James Van Der Beek had his 'ass grabbed by older, powerful men'

39;I applaud everybody speaking out': James Van Der Beek in September
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Rich Fury

His revelation that harassment isn't confirmed to women in Hollywood echoed the experience of Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews, who revealed he was groped by a male Hollywood executive at a party previous year. What he's admitted to is unacceptable - in any industry.

Van Der Beek's revelation followed that of actor and former National Football League star Terry Crews, who recently recounted his own sexual assault experience in a series of tweets.

Responding to the claims that Weinstein had sexually harassed legions of Hollywood stars over a three-decade period, James revealed his own experience with sexual harassment in the industry, writing: "I've had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I've had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger".

"There's a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome", he added. Also for anyone brushing off harassment as 'boys being boys'. "I applaud everybody speaking out", Van Der Beek wrote on Twitter before revealing his own experience with sexual harassment.

"This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why?"

'That night and the next day I talked to everyone I knew that worked with him about what happened, ' Terry tweeted. "This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD", Crews wrote before explaining he was targeted a year ago by a "high-level Hollywood executive" who "groped my privates".

Crews said he chose not to retaliate for fear that the incident would be twisted by the media. My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was insane.

"The star said, "'240 lbs.

Crews said he "would have been in jail" if he had defended himself, and that the unidentified man apologised to him the next day but "never really explained why he did what he did".

In a bombshell New York Times report last week, eight women accused him of acting inappropriately. The encounter allegedly ended with Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting a massage.

Weinstein has strongly denied rape allegations and said many other accusations against him are inaccurate.

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