Actor James Van Der Beek revealed that he had been sexually assaulted

James Van Der Beek reveals he was sexually assaulted 'Older powerful men grabbed my ass'

As such, early Thursday morning, former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek took to Twitter to share his own experiences, starting off by slamming anyone judging the women who stayed silent, as well as those who brush off the harassment as "boys being boys".

"I've had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men", the actor wrote.

"What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal", the actor said.

He also applauded alleged victims for "speaking out" and went on to recall "inappropriate" encounters he had experienced personally.

"I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle", he tweeted. "There's a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome", he continued. "What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal". His film credits include Varsity Blues (1999) and The Rules of Attraction (2002).

Amid the allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, two male actors revealed on Twitter that they too were victims of sexual harrassment in Hollywood. "Because this kind of thing happened to ME", he wrote.

'Jumping back I said, "What are you doing?!"' he wrote. "I understand the shame is unjustified, the inability to say stop". 'My wife saw everything and we looked at him like he was insane. He just grinned like a jerk.

"Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless", said Crews, who is a former National Football League linebacker. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator.

'Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless'.

And Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino said that their careers suffered after Weinstein forced himself upon them and they fought him off.

In response to the lengthy allegations made against Weinstein in the New Yorker piece, a spokesperson for Weinstein said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

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