Molly Ringwald Shares Harrowing Sexual Assault Experience As A Teen

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Ever since a group of women came forward with sexual assault accusations against famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, more people have been opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault while working in the entertainment industry.

Many celebrities, including Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, James Van Der Beek, Reese Witherspoon, and Terry Crews, have taken to social media to bring awareness to the issue by sharing their own stories.

Now, joining the long list of victims is former child star Molly Ringwald.

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The Pretty in Pink actress penned an op-ed for The New Yorker this week, and in it she revealed that although she only shared a "tense, awkward moment" with Weinstein, there were plenty of other men in the same caliber as the disgraced producer that have taken advantage of her.

Titled "All the Other Harvey Weinsteins," the now 49-year-old wrote that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager.

“I have had plenty of Harveys of my own over the years, enough to feel a sickening shock of recognition,” the actress wrote.


In the piece, Ringwald detailed some of her experiences about growing up on sets and having to dodge unwanted advances which often left her feeling "demeaned or exploited."

Ringwald admitted that while she was "lucky" to not have been "cajoled into a taxi," she still went through some harrowing experiences that have stuck with her since she was a young girl.

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