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Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:25

James Van Der Beek Says He Had His 'Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men'

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James Van Der Beek has revealed that he's dealt with sexual harassment in the past. The Dawson's Creek alum opened up about his own experiences in a series of tweets on Wednesday, October 11.

"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…" the actor, 40, wrote. "I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome."

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...

— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017

His remarks come amid Harvey Weinstein'salleged sexual misconduct. Last week, the New York Times published a bombshell expose claiming that the movie mogul, 65, had a history of sexual harassment going back decades. Since then, multiple women have come forward with allegations and have spoken out in a New Yorker story.

As previously reported, actresses such as Angelina Jolie,Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino,Rosanna Arquette and Ashley Judd claim that they were sexually harassed by Weinstein. Actress Asia Argento claims that he sexually assaulted her at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France in 1997.

Read more at USMagazine

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