After the eruption of the #MeToo and Times Up's movements, more and more men and women are coming out about their traumatic experiences in Hollywood. In the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, Jennifer Lopez speaks out about her inappropriate interactions with one of her directors.
In the interview, Lopez says, "I haven't been abused in the way some women have," adding, "but have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not."
Lopez let us in on her struggles as a working actress when it came to future jobs. "When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, 'What did I do? This man is hiring me!'" She said.
Luckily Lopez thanks her upbringing for the bravery to say no. "In my mind I knew the behavior wasn't right," she says. "It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, 'Nah, we're not having it.'"
It's awesome to see women stand up like this. It's an absolute shame so many are taken advantage of by those who abuse their power, but Jenny is setting a great example. We commend her bravery in sharing her story.