Hollywood has always been a ruthless machine, a place where toxic men thrive effortlessly. I had to.
Working on the blockbuster Nickelodeon series icarly left a sour taste Jennette McCurdymouth.While she endured endless abuse from her own mother, her actor also had to deal with her antics on-set behavior From the man she called “Creator”.As a teenager on the show, McCurdy was sexualized and forced to drink alcohol, and an onslaught of horrific experiences with her mother and the “Creator” kept her out of acting. I even declined the offer to appear icarly reboot.
In 2014, Kesha filed a bombshell lawsuit against music producer Dr. claim He “sexually, physically and verbally abused” her for over a decade. Luke countersued for breach of contract and defamation.In this way, a very public, very long A legal battle that brought Kesha’s music career to a halt for years.
Brendan Fraser won our hearts in the 90s with roles in movies like mummy and George of the JungleIn a 2018 interview GQFraser described how Philip Burke (former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) sexually assaulted him at a luncheon in 2003. He eventually disappeared from the spotlight, claiming the experience ruined his sense of “who I was and what I was doing.”
Grace Van Dien as Chrissie Cunningham stranger thingsbegan rejecting film offers after some awkward on-set experiences. Claim The producer said, “…I hired the girl I slept with and asked me to have a threesome. That’s my boss. And I didn’t. [do it]and I cried, and I was so upset.” Van Dien has come to prefer Twitch streaming because it gives him more control over his mental health.
Gwyneth Paltrow left the performance of multiple reasons, one of which is Harvey Weinstein. She has her own lifestyle as the founder and CEO of her brand, Goop, keeping her busy. She also considers herself a homebody, tired of constant travel and public scrutiny. , she counts it as one of the reasons she fell in love with the technology.
sandra bullock said United States of America today She said she almost quit acting because of the sexism she endured in the industry. She didn’t name-drop or share details about her experience, but said, “Because I was a woman, I felt inferior.” Told.
britney spears famously took a break From music to going back to her father, Jamie, who was in control of every aspect of her life as a guardian. Her mother and her sister did nothing to help the pop star escape her father’s clutches.
As a teenager, JoJo endured the toxic environment of Blackground Records in an attempt to release his music.she Claim When she was 18, the label’s president hinted that Jojo wasn’t thin enough, saying, “I want him to look as healthy as possible.” I basically ended up eating 500 calories a day. This caused extreme anxiety, and she began down a dark and reckless path. After a hiatus of several years, Jojo was able to release new music on a different label.
In 2017, Jane Seymour revealed that she Sexual harassment by “the most powerful man in Hollywood at the time” early in her career. While discussing potential job opportunities with the producer, she soon realized that he expected sexual favors in return. Now it’s your turn to do your part,” he is quoted as telling her. This prompted Seymour to quit acting for a year and ditch her industry entirely.
Despite being a highly successful musician in the early 2000s, Ashanti forced to rest from the music industry when her record label head is accused of laundering drug money. “It wasn’t a choice,” she says. “It was something that needed to happen because everything was happening.”
Rose McGowan Spent years speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood abusers.of planet terror The star claimed that a disgraced film producer raped her in 1997. Guardian In 2021. McGowan moved to Mexico, escaped the industry’s toxicity, and vowed never to live in the United States again.
Tara Subkoff claimed that denying Harvey Weinstein’s advances had stripped her of the acting career she wanted. ‘It’s too difficult,'” she said. variety“I couldn’t get any work as an actress after this, so I had to start a new career path…”
Freddie Prinze Jr. ‘I hate every moment’ of working with Kiefer Sutherland twenty four So much so that he wanted to quit acting.”Kiefer was the most unprofessional man in the world.” Prinze said“That’s not what I mean by bullshit. I mean it to my face. I think everyone who’s worked with him says that.” The experience “made me want to quit the business…so I kind of quit,” he added.
NCIS Star, Lauren Holly, share Her 2017 Harvey Weinstein Horror Story. beautiful girl, producers subjected Holly to disturbing conditions in a hotel room, approaching her while naked after a shower. The encounter didn’t destroy her career, but she got fed up enough and chose to walk away from movies altogether.
As an ’80s movie icon, Sean Young had to endure a few toxic and entitled men.in an interview with Daily Beastin which she detailed her negative experiences with the likes of James Woods, Ridley Scott, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Stone, and (of course) Harvey Weinstein. Eventually left the Hollywood scene and was happy to take part in smaller projects.
Romola Garai called her experience: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights “Horrible misogyny cesspool” quit hollywood completely. After a stint in college, Garay decided to give acting another try, this time putting feminism at the forefront.
If you want proof that Hollywood has always been cruel, look no further than Cora Sue Collins, the ’30s child star who appeared in many films during Tinseltown’s golden age. At the young age of 15, she was offered her part by screenwriter Harry, 50, on the condition that she sleep with Ruskin. “It’s a rotten business.” Collins said“Then and now. It hasn’t changed.” Naturally, she has no regrets about leaving the industry.