Jennifer Lawrence Shares Heinous Experience Of Being Forced To Stand In A ‘Nude Line-Up’

Ever since Harvey Weinstein got put on blast for being a rapist by the New York Times and The New Yorker, women in Hollywood (also everywhere else) have been sharing their stories of sexual assault. Many in the film industry specifically spoke out about their awful experiences at the hands of directors, producers, DPs, you name it!

Recently, Elle magazine hosted an event for women in Hollywood. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence spoke about the sexual harassment and abuse they were subjected to in their profession. While Reese revealed she was sexually assaulted by a director at just 16, J.Law shared an awful story about being forced into a nude lineup with other actresses:

“During this time a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me. We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”

It’s like, oh cool advice, thanks! Don’t worry, it gets worse.

“He said he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was ‘perfectly f*ckable. I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career.”

Have you SEEN Jennifer Lawrence? She’s the most f*ckable. It sucks that Hollywood still works like it did literally one hundred years ago.

After the news broke about Weinstein, Lawrence issued this statement to Variety:

“I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. I worked with Harvey five years ago, and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting… My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”
If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).