Rebel Wilson has opened up about a former male co-star who had sexually harassed her asking her to perform a lewd act on him.
Wilson told her story to People, detailing her #MeToo moment that happened before the movement came about.
She alleges that the unnamed man ‘called me into a room and pulled down his pants’, before asking her to perform a sexual act on him in front of her friends.
She says the actor in question tried to ‘destroy’ her career following the incident.
She told the magazine: “It was awful and disgusting.
“And all the behaviour afterwards — this was all before #MeToo — where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them.”
The actor decided not to reveal the name of the male in question.
Wilson also has a law degree from the University of New South Wales and says she ensured she documented the incident for legal purposes and disclosed the situation to circles in the industry.
She says if the incident had happened now, she would have been more forthcoming about it.
She continued: “I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behaviour, but a lot of women have had it way worse.
"If it happened again, I would probably stand up for myself even more just because of the bravery of the other women that have stood up and now allowed me an opportunity.”
It isn’t the first time the Australian star has opened up about incidents of sexual harassment that she has been the victim of.
In 2017, she took to Twitter to reveal one male actor had propositioned her.
She tweeted: “As you guys know, I’m a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell.
“A male star, in a position of power, asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his ass.
“All whilst his male ‘friends’ tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed.
“I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room.”
Her experiences have led her to fight for positive change in the film industry, and she says she wants to have strong ‘female empowerment themes’ in the productions she is a part of.Featured Image Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy. PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy.