Coming forward with their own experiences, Terry Crews and Rob Schneider discuss incidences of sexual harassment directed towards them. Either in a series of tweets from Crews or in an interview with Schneider, both of them have highlighted the discussion about men as well as women facing harassment in Hollywood.
In a series of tweets made by Crews, it was revealed the actor had his own story to share amidst the scandal. He tweeted, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME…”, “I decided not [to] take it further [because] I didn’t want [to be] ostracized – par [for] the course when the predator has power [and] influence…”
In an interview with TMZ, comedian and actor Rob Schneider told of how an unnamed director also sexually harassed him early in his career. Schneider stated, “He comes out in a bathrobe and sits in this chair. The next thing I know, he’s asking me to crawl on the ground and to crawl to him. Then it was just this disgusting feeling.”
These stories have prompted discussions of sexual harassment against men as well as women, revealing that the victims are not only isolated cases against women but also towards men. It also shows how a cataclysm is taking place, triggering stories to come to surface after lengthy periods of being kept secret.