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James Van Der Beek also ‘groped’ by ‘older, powerful men’

/ 12:14 PM October 13, 2017

James Van Der Beek  INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

“Dawson’s Creek” alumnus James Van Der Beek took to Twitter and revealed that he, too, had experienced being sexually harassed in the Hollywood industry.

Not naming names, Van Der Beek described how his butt was grabbed by “older, powerful men.” He joins other celebrities revealing their harrowing experience of being groped or assaulted.

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He then expressed support to the women who came out in the open and spoke against the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. “What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he’s admitted to is unacceptable – in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out,” he tweeted.

I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger…

Hollywood has been rocked lately by sexual-harassment confessions following an article by New York Times about Weinstein and his decades-long string of sexual-assault allegations and quiet settlement with eight women including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. /ra

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