Blake Lively Was Sexually Harassed & Filmed While She Slept

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Blake Lively Was Sexually Harassed & Filmed While She Slept

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandals of late, Blake Lively has opened up about her own experiences of sexual harassment.

Blake spoke exclusively to the LA Times, revealing she was routinely harassed by a makeup artist she was working with on set. 

“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger.”

She also revealed that she once woke to him filming her as she had slept. 

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"I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me.

"I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do."

Blake revealed that she reported his behaviour to the producers, but nothing was done. 

After three months of continual complaints, Blake was called to a meeting in her trailer, which she believed would be about the complaints and that something would be done. 

"[They] said, 'We need to talk to you.' I thought, 'Well finally, they're going to do something about this man who I had to have touching me all day'.

"And they said, 'Your dog left a poop behind the toilet in your dressing room and our janitor had to pick it up. And this is very serious and we can't have this happen again.’”

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Blake then sought help from a lawyer and the makeup artist was removed from the production after an investigation took place. Yet the man was still given a letter of recommendation from the production manager. 

“Nobody wanted there to be bad blood.”

Dozens of Hollywood stars have made their voices heard, revealing their tales of sexual harassment and assault within the industry. 

Blake told The Hollywood Reporter that it is important for everyone to make their stories heard and for this to stop. 

"The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously.

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"As important as it is to remain furious about this, it's important to also say that this exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere. This isn't a single incident.

"This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry.

"It's important that women are furious right now. It's important that there is an uprising. It's important that we don't stand for this and that we don't focus on one or two or three or four stories, it's important that we focus on humanity in general and say, 'This is unacceptable'."

If you, or someone you know, has experienced any form of sexual assault or harassment, please contact authorities and seek help.

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