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Jennifer Lawrence Details 'Humiliating' & 'Degrading' Nude Line-Up She Was Forced To Do During Early Days Of Her Career

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Jennifer Lawrence was grossly humiliated and degraded during the early days of her career.

On Monday, while speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, the Hunger Games alum opened up about the inappropriate hoops industry executives made her jump through when she was just starting out. Specifically, Miz Lawrence discussed one experience where producers told her to "lose 15 pounds in two weeks" and forced her to do "a nude line-up with about five women."

Related: Alyssa Milano's #MeToo Campaign Inspires Thousands

The Oscar winner relayed:

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Reese Witherspoon Bravely Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Director At 16

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Reese Witherspoon has become the latest A-lister to open up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Sadly, the industry vet has had firsthand experience regarding this issue.

As you surely know, countless actresses — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, etc. — have come forward this last week to expose indie movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. While Miz Witherspoon has not declared herself as one of Harvey's victims, she certainly empathizes with their plight as she's been harassed and/or assaulted several times over the course of her career.

Related: Courtney Love Warned Women About Harvey YEARS Ago

In fact, while giving a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Oscar winner revealed she was only 16 when a director assaulted her. The blonde powerhouse shared:

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John Oliver Slams The Oscars And Those Who Defended Harvey Weinstein! Watch!

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John Oliver is not about to let Harvey Weinstein off the hook — or more accurately, he's not going to let those who let Harvey off the hook off the hook.

In a savage Last Week Tonight segment, the host goes after those defending the producer, including the best Donna Karan snap we've ever heard!

Related: Club Owner Confirms Harvey Weinstein Potted Plant Story

But the biggest dig is at the Oscars. Oliver points out the Academy has just voted to kick out Harvey, but still has convicted rapist Roman Polanski, accused rapist Bill Cosby, and violence against women threatener Mel Gibson among its members…

See all the HIGHlarious hypocrisy burns (below)!

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Here's Why Kate Winslet Straight Up Refused To Thank Harvey Weinstein In Her Oscar Speech — Even After Being Ordered To Do So!

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Kate Winslet refused to be bullied by Harvey Weinstein — especially when it came to her Oscar speech.

For a candid chat with the Los Angeles Times, Miz Winslet revealed that she purposefully neglected to name the Hollywood heavyweight during her 2009 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Oh snap!

Related: Emma Thompson Slams "Predator" Weinstein

In case you forgot, the industry vet nabbed her first Oscar for her work in The Reader after being nominated five times prior. So it wasn't surprising when the Titanic actress praised 19 people who helped her achieve the career milestone. However, Weinstein was notably absent from her address — and that was totally on purpose.

The A-lister explained:

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Harvey Weinstein Says He'll Be Back Winning Oscars In A Year… Yeah, OK…

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From everything we've been hearing about Harvey Weinstein, from his statement on his wife leaving to his response to being fired, one theme has emerged.

He thinks he's going to come out of this OK.

Related: Harvey's Team Trying To Rush Him Out Of The Country As An FBI Investigation Begins!

On the new Page Six TV, editor Emily Smith revealed her conversation with the disgraced mogul, who sounded depressed and told her he was "profoundly devastated."

That all makes sense.

But he also told her he was surprised at how his "friends" were reacting — and that he would be back in a year with a new company, winning Oscars again! Eesh.

See why the panel thinks he's "delusional" (below):

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Could Harvey Weinstein Lose His Oscar Over Scandal??

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We've heard it's unlikely Harvey Weinstein will face any criminal charges for the acts for which he's been accused — but he's losing everything else.

He's been fired, his wife has left him, now he'll likely lose his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Related: Alyssa Milano Waited Until Now To Comment Out Of Respect For Georgina Chapman

If you weren't aware of Harvey's Oscars influence, his infamously relentless campaigning for his movies has made him the second most thanked person of all time. His companies count 75 Oscar wins; he personally won for producing Best Picture winner Shakespeare In Love in 1998.

But now that could all go away, as the Academy released a statement condemning the alleged actions on Wednesday:

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