Julia Roberts: I was ‘spared’ from sexual harassment
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LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — Julia Roberts says she has been “spared” from sexual harassment during her career, but doesn’t understand why.
But the 50-year-old actress admitted that it also made her “feel bad”.
Speaking on the Today show yesterday, the Pretty Woman actress said: “You know, it’s all so ugly in so many ways. I’ve never had this experience. I mean, I almost feel bad saying that because I don’t know why I was spared.
“You hear some of these heart-wrenching, awful stories, and I have a daughter. It is heartbreaking, but it’s not been part of my experience.”
This isn’t the first time Roberts has spoken out about the alleged misconduct of the likes of Harvey Weinstein.
After the 65-year-old producer was accused of sexual harassment by a number of female employees, she released a statement condemning his alleged actions.
She said at the time: “A corrupt, powerful man wields his influence to abuse and manipulate woman. We’ve heard this infuriating, heartbreaking story countless times before. And now here we go again.
“I stand firm in the hope that we will finally come together as a society against this kind of predatory behaviour, to help victims find their voices and their healing, and to stop it once and for all.”