Witherspoon later claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16. "For 25 years, I've been the only woman on set", she previously told The Hollywood Reporter.
While it might be easy to look at Reese Witherspoon and think that things always have a tendency to go her way, it is important to remember that you should never judge a book by its cover. And someone mentions his name, I start tearing up.
Winfrey recalled that it was during a conversation with other women that they happen to talk about Weinstein's scandal.
When Reese signed up as one of the producers on HBO's Big Little Lies, she didn't do it because she thought the show would be a hit, she did it because she was exhausted of being "the only woman on a set full of men". "And everytime I hear someone else speak, it just causes me to be upset and I haven't slept in two days, '" Oprah explained on the podcast.
It was at that moment that she pointed out that the actress and the other women in the conversation could be suffering from PTSD. "And I'm a different person now", Witherspoon said when she appeared on Super Soul Sunday.
After numerous women came forward this month alleging that they were sexually harassed and/or assaulted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the 41-year-old Oscar victor recalled her own mistreatment as a young actress in Hollywood when giving an emotional speech at Elle's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration on Monday Night. She changed at the "cellular level", and the fact she "stood up for herself", made a tremendous difference in her character. "None of those leaving those situations.it's wrought with self-doubt, particularly if someone damages your self-esteem".
Witherspoon didn't name her abuser. "He hopes all involved can at least agree that the movie was fantastic, ' his spokesperson told DalyMail, adding that Weinstein 'never fought with Ms. Hayek on set" and 'doesn't recall ever saying such an bad thing'.
The actress has been among the biggest supporters of the Me Too movement and helped launch the Time's Up initiative.
Hayek said in conversation with the TV host on Wednesday, that Weinstein told the film's director, Julie Taymor: 'I am going to break the kneecaps of that C-word'.