Jane The Virgin‘s Justin Baldoni Opens Up About Being Sexually Harassed By A Producer In A Hot Tub

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni continues to be an important voice in the #MeToo movement.

As we reported, the Jane The Virgin star delivered a powerful Ted Talk over the weekend redefining masculinity and how guys can be allies in the fight for equality.

Speaking with Glamour at the TedWomen conference, the father of two acknowledged that women aren’t the only victims of assault — and that he has also suffered sexual harassment from high-power execs.

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The actor revealed a particular incident at the beginning of his career when he was cornered by a producer in a hot tub:

“When I was 21 or so, I was very new in the business. A girlfriend at the time had gotten me a spa certificate├óΓé¼┬ª I remember there were hot tubs and steam rooms and all kinds of stuff, and it’s kind of fancier people, wealthier guys. I went and jumped in the hot tub and I saw a guy kind of look over. I saw him look over at me, jump out of the other hot tub, and jump in with me, and he said, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh what do you do? And I said, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh I’m an actor,’ and he explained, ‘Oh I’m a producer,’ and he started talking about all of the movies he’s done and all the people he knows. He’s friends with Clooney, Cheadle, and this person and this person, and he slowly started to try to get me to take off my pants because I had my bathing suit on and he was naked.”

The 33-year-old said that once he understood the creep’s intentions, he left the hot tub.

Ugh.

Baldoni also admitted harassment has come from powerful women, too.

He explained:

“I’ve also experienced [harassment] as a man from women of power. I’ve had my ass grabbed multiple times by powerful women.”

Can we all just stop touching each other without consent??? Like, it’s not that hard.

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Dec 7, 2017 12:07pm PDT

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