James Van Der Beek Shares His Experiences of Being Sexually Harassed by ‘Older, Powerful Men’

James Van Der Beek has revealed he was sexually harassed by “older, powerful men” as a young actor. The What Would Diplo Do? star opened up about the harassment after expressing support for the many women who have come forward in recent days with allegations of rape and harassment against Harvey Weinstein.

“What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal,” Van Der Beek tweeted Wednesday night. “What he’s admitted to is unacceptable—in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out.” Van Der Beek then revealed that he’s had his “ass grabbed” and been cornered into “inappropriate” sexual conversations in the past. “There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome,” he said.

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