Goldie Hawn says she faced “horrible” sexual harassment in her years coming up as a dancer and an actress.
Speaking to CNBC, the 72-year-old “Private Benjamin” star opened up about the #MeToo movement and her own experiences.
“Sexual harassment unfortunately has been there forever,” Hawn said.
“I had some horrible experiences, as a young dancer in New York City, I mean I’ll top all of them,” she added.
Hawn explained that she was able to get through it in large part thanks to how her parents raised her. “I had a very strong mom, a very strong dad and I had a lot of resilience and I really knew who I was,” she explained, “and you know the answer was always no I’ll never get a job like that. A lot of girls don’t.”
The actress also described being “attacked” in “a dark room.”
“You got to wiggle your way out of it,” Hawn said. “It’s pretty bad.”
“I don’t know what this entitlement is,” she continued. “I think we’re actually seeing a lot of illness connected to it now. So this is partially an illness, not just a proclivity or just a feeling of need to do this.”
Hawn said of sexual harassers and assaulters: “I think it has to do with narcissism, an ability to think that they’re invincible and they pretty much can do whatever they want to do.”