Charlize Theron again mentions alleged sexual harassment by a director

Charlize Theron again mentions alleged sexual harassment by a director

- Charlize Theron, South African-born Hollywood star, has once again talked about the sexual harassment she endured

- The alleged harassment took place in the home of a big-shot director, by him

- Charlize has spoken about the incident many times but has not named the man yet

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Charlize Theron, multi-award-winning actress, recently talked about the sexual harassment she suffered.

She alleges that she was in a situation with a famous Hollywood director, but has not named him yet.

According to the SA-born star, this incident happened when she was still young, only 18 or 19 years old.

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The Telegraph reported that Charlize got Hollywood talking when she brought up the allegations while promoting her new film, Bombshell.

The film deals with sexual harassment at Fox News under Roger Alies, the late CEO.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Charlize told NPR radio about the sexual harassment she encountered.

"It's not always physical assault. It's not always rape. There's psychological damage that happens for women in the everyday casualness of language, touch or threat — the threat of losing your job. Those are things I've definitely encountered."

The actress told of how the director invited her to his home for an audition and welcomed her in his pyjamas. During their brief conversation, the director made her feel very uncomfortable and touched her leg.

When she left, she was very upset that she didn't do more and confront the man.

"I just kept hitting the steering wheel,” she said. “I put a lot of blame on myself, that I didn't say all the right things, and that I didn't tell him to take a hike, and that I didn't do all of those things that we so want to believe we'll do in those situations."

Charlize may have had to face this treatment from a prominent figure, but she did not allow that to bring her down.

Instead, she rose above it and keeps rising, always being someone that others can look up to.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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