In the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, actor James Van Der Beek has shared his own story of being sexually harassed by powerful men in Hollywood.
The former “Dawson’s Creek” star tweeted his experience to help people understand why many of Weinstein’s victims had remained silent for so long.
Van Der Beek says in the tweets that he’s had his “a** grabbed by older, powerful men,” been cornered into inappropriate sexual conversations, and felt the “powerlessness” of being put in that situation.
Many users on Twitter thanked Van Der Beek for sharing his story.
The experiences of the “Don’t Trust the B-” actor come in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by a number of women, including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and others.