Rebel Wilson Opens Up About Being Harassed By A Male Co-Star

The 'me too.' Movement, which was organized by Tarana Burke, exists to help people heal after facing sexual assault and harassment. Currently, the #metoo hashtag on Instagram has over 3 million posts and counting. Those posts help create a community and a network where people are able to discuss intense topics surrounding sexual violence such as rape, double standards, and consent and to find support from others.

Unfortunately, the movement wasn't always around to help victims. Many people have had to deal with sexual harassment and abuse alone. That very much includes celebrities in Hollywood. According to Everyday Health, some of the celebrities who've experienced harassment and bravely discussed their experiences include Lucy Hale, Amy Schumer, and Evan Rachel Wood. Furthermore, SheKnows listed other famous sexual assault and harassment victims including Jane Fonda, Taylor Swift, Abigail Breslin, and Kesha.

Sadly, far too many people have been sexually assaulted and felt pressure to keep quiet, especially if they felt like speaking up about their experiences would jeopardize or affect their careers (via Psychology Today). One movie star forced to experience this type of situation is Rebel Wilson, who you know from projects including "Pitch Perfect" and "Senior Year" (via IMDb).

Rebel Wilson said a fellow actor tried to 'destroy' her career after harassing her

Rebel Wilson recently talked about experiencing sexual harassment from a male co-star in an interview with People. While she did not say who harassed her, she shared upsetting details about the encounter. "He called me into a room and pulled down his pants," she said. She added that he made a sexual remark and did so in front of an audience. It didn't end there, either.

"And all the behavior afterwards ... where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career," Wilson recalled. You might not know Wilson has a background in law, which helped her as she knew to document the harassment. The movie star also shared that she regrets allowing such a terrible thing to happen but felt pressure to keep quiet. "I should have left. It wasn't worth it. But at the same time, I was like, 'Oh well, do the right thing, be a professional and finish the movie.' Now I would never do that."

Thankfully, the #MeToo Movement is helping to raise awareness about instances like this. The movement's Instagram bio states: "From the hashtag– #metoo– to a global organization, we are working towards eradicating sexual violence by shifting culture, policies, and institutions."

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN'S National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).