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Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Director When She Was 16

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Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the floodgates for people to come forward with their own stories, including Terry Crews and James Van Der Beek, that they may have been repressing for decades.

In another shocking reveal, Hollywood actress, Reese Witherspoon has said that she has not only experienced sexual assault throughout her career, but that it started when she was only a teenager.


Witherspoon spoke out at the 24th annual Elle Women in Hollywood awards held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California.

While introducing her Big Little Lies costar, Laura Dern, who was an honoree at the award banquet, she admitted that the Weinstein scandal has been tough on her.

"I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I have found it hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate," she said. "A lot of the feelings I've been having about anxiety, about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier or taking action."

That's when she opens up about what happened to her when she was only 16.

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