Gossip Girl actress and mum-of-two Blake Lively is the latest celebrity to share a horrifying tale of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
In an exclusive interview with the LA Times, the 30-year-old actress said she was regularly harassed by a makeup artist with whom she was working.
“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” she said.
She said she once woke to him filming her as she slept.
"I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me," she said.
"I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do."
The actress said she reported the issue to the producers working on the project, but nothing was done. After three months of complaints, Lively believed they were finally taking her seriously when she was called to a meeting in her trailer.
"[They] said, 'We need to talk to you.' I thought, 'Well finally, they're going to do something about this man who I had to have touching me all day'.
"And they said, 'Your dog left a poop behind the toilet in your dressing room and our janitor had to pick it up. And this is very serious and we can't have this happen again.'"
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Fed up, the actress sought the help of a lawyer, and after an investigation the makeup artist was removed from the project.
But he was still given a letter of recommendation by the production manager.
"Nobody wanted there to be bad blood," she said.
Lively is the latest star to go public with a tale of sexual harassment in Hollywood after news broke that powerful producer Weinstein had allegedly abused and assaulted more than 20 women over a 30-year period.
Lively's story comes just days after she told The Hollywood Reporter the allegations against Weinstein were "devastating to hear".
"The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously," she said.
"As important as it is to remain furious about this, it's important to also say that this exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere. This isn't a single incident.
"This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry.
"It's important that women are furious right now. It's important that there is an uprising. It's important that we don't stand for this and that we don't focus on one or two or three or four stories, it's important that we focus on humanity in general and say, 'This is unacceptable'."