Jamie Lee Curtis shares her own sexual harassment story amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

Jamie Lee Curtis has waded into the Harvey Weinstein scandal, calling the disgraced producer a “brutish thug of a man” and revealing that she, too, has had experience with sexual harassment.

In a Huffington Post column that also took aim at designer Donna Karan for suggesting that Weinstein’s alleged victims might have been “asking for it,” the “Halloween” actress noted, “I, too, have been subjected to my own private, personal versions of sexual harassment on the job. Did I ask for it? No. What I simply asked for was a job, and what came with it was sexual harassment.”

In Tuesday’s column, the actress declined to offer specifics on the sexual harassment she’d experienced, but added, “What I believe we are all asking for in these instances, is a chance to show our talent, our humanity, a chance to express ourselves and our art and perhaps, be a part of a film that can truly create change.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 09: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the premiere of National Geographic documentary films' 'Jane' at the Hollywood Bowl on October 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onstage during the Nautica Malibu Triathlon at Zuma Beach on September 17, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Nautica)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Greg Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis from 'Hondros' pose at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival portrait studio on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Erik Tanner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 'Hondros' Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onstage at Women's March Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actress / activist Jamie Lee Curtis attends Women's March Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 05: Jamie Lee Curtis attends Funimation Films Presents 'One Piece Film: Gold' Theatrical Premiere on January 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Funimation Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Jamie Lee Curtis attends Entertainment Weekly's Popfest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at the L.A. Live Event Deck on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SCREAM QUEENS: L-R: John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in the all-new Blood Drive episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 15 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Actor Christopher Guest and actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrive at a Screening Of Netflix's 'Mascots' at the Linwood Dunn Theater on October 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
Scream Queens: Jamie Lee Curtis in the all-new Chanel Pour Homme-Icide episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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BLOOMINGTON, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Jamie Lee Curtis signs copies of her new book 'This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From' at Mall of America on September 23, 2016 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 05: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 08: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) (L-R) Actors Keke Palmer, John Stamos, Billie Lourd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Taylor Lautner and Lea Michele from FOX's 'Scream Queens' pose for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actor John Stamos, editorial editor at Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle and actor Taylor Lautner attend SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Seeking a silver lining in the accusations of sexual misconduct leveled at Weinstein by numerous women, Curtis held out hope that the reports of his behavior would put other harassers on notice and bring an “inglorious end” to sexual harassment by powerful men.

“Perhaps this grotesque power play to ‘get some’ by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail,” Curtis wrote.

“Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bulls–t that will come to an inglorious end,” the actress added.

Interestingly, Curtis’ “Freaky Friday” co-star Lindsay Lohan also made headlines this week by weighing in on the Weinstein scandal — and defending the embattled producer.

Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault:

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Paz de la Huerta, who stars on HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire,' claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010: "I was in no state. I was so terrified of him," she told Vanity Fair. "I did say no, and when he was on top of me, I said, 'I don't want to do this' ... It was disgusting. He's like a pig."
British actress Lysette Anthony has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in her home in the late 1980s.
Amber Anderson said Harvey Weinstein 'behaved inappropriately' and bragged about other actresses he had 'helped' in exchange for sexual favors.
Natassia Malthe has accused Weinstein of raping her in a hotel room. On a separate occasion, after she was assured that Weinstein would not come onto her, she was allegedly escorted to Weinstein's hotel room by an assistant. In the room was another woman, who performed oral sex on Weinstein whil he asked Malthe to join.
Lupita Nyong'o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.
Marisa Coughlan said that she planned to meet Weinstein for a meeting at his hotel. Instead, he requested a massage.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.

Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 
Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.
Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.
Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she'd already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.
Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.
Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.
Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.
Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.
Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.
Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.
Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.
Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.
Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.
Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn't hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.
Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein's misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.
Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.
Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.
Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.
Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.
Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.
Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.
Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.
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“He’s never harmed me or done anything wrong to me. We’ve done several movies together. And so I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong, so let’s stand up,” Lohan said in a since-deleted Instagram video, also saying that Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman — who announced Tuesday that she’s leaving Weinstein — “needs to take a stand and be there for her husband.”

Last October, Curtis laid into then-president-to-be Donald Trump, after unearthed audio from a 2004 interview with Howard Stern revealed Trump saying that Lohan, in her teens at the time, was ” probably deeply troubled, and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”

“How dare you. She needed help. @realDonaldTrump,” Curtis tweeted at the time, accompanied by herself and Lohan in a promotional photo from “Freaky Friday.” “‘Yeah, you’re probably right, she’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed.'”

In recent days, Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, both in a bombshell New York Times report last week and a subsequent article published by the New Yorker on Tuesday.

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