Susan Sarandon wasn't always the star she was today and when she was just starting out as an actress in New York, she experienced the shady "casting couch" business practice that still haunts the industry to this day.
In November's issue of Elle magazine, the 66-year-old recounted a "disgusting" audition experience during which she was sexually assaulted and explained:
“I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second though, it was so badly done.”
charm forceful advances didn't work, since Sarandon continued:
“It was not successful — for either of us.”
Either way, it sounds like an awful experience.
Such a shame that people like that anonymous perv continue to get away with it!
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