James Van Der Beek Reveals He Had His “Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men”
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James Van Der Beek Reveals He Had His “Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men”

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James Van Der Beek is the latest celebrity to reveal he has been a victim of sexual harassment.

The actor opened up about the traumatizing experience on Twitter after bashing those who have criticized the women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.

In fact, the Dawson’s Creek star revealed he was harassed by older men.

“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,” he tweeted on Wednesday, October 11.

“I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”

He also criticized anyone judging the women who have come forward against the famous Hollywood producer.

“For anyone judging the women who stayed silent, read this for perspective,” he shared.  

“Also for anyone brushing off harassment as ‘boys being boys’…What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal.”

He continued, “What he’s admitted to is unacceptable — in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out.”

Meanwhile, actor Terry Crews shared his experience with sexual harassment on Tuesday, October 10.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actor Terry Crews
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“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” he tweeted.

The incident occurred at a big Hollywood party in 2016.
 

“Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk,” he continued.  

“I was going to kick his ass right then — but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear.

“‘240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho’ would be the headline the next day.

“Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left.”

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This news comes just days after countless actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, spoke out against Harvey’s behavior.