Sharon Stone was asked if she was ever sexually abused in Hollywood; her answer is heartbreaking
Sharon Stone, 59, is still considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood but that tag comes with its own burden. In her 40 years as an actress, Sharon reveals if she's been in situations that were uncomfortable.
No matter how old Sharon Stone gets, the sexy tag will not leave her. The actress, now 59, makes headlines if she's seen wearing a bikini or sunbathing on a beach. The Total Recall actress, however, has embraced it and celebrated her enviable good looks. You won't see Sharon shying away from posting a picture that captures her curves or her charming smile. Nevertheless, her good looks in Hollywood also got her uninvited attention from those in the industry.
The Basic Instinct actress, who gave new meaning to sexy film noir, hinted in an interview that she, like many other actresses, has faced sexual misconduct in Hollywood. In her interview with CBS's Lee Cowan, she implied that her good looks and lack of protection in Hollywood exposed her to many situations and sexual misconduct may be one of them.
When Lee asked Sharon, "I don't know how to ask this in a delicate way, but were you ever in a position like that, that you felt that you were uncomfortable?" The actress just broke into a laugh that seemed indiscernible to the journalist.
He further asked, "You're laughing, but I don't know if that's a nervous laugh or an Are-you-kidding-me-of-course-I-was laugh?" The Sliver actress laughed some more before she said rather matter-of-factly, "Oh, I've been in this business for 40 years, Lee. Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago? Looking like I look, from Nowhere, Pennsylvania? I didn't come here with any protection. I've seen it all."
There's something in Sharon's laugh that's made her inspirational to millennials fighting for a systematic change through the #MeToo movement and the Time's Up initiative. These serious causes have, in many ways, stirred an urban revolution against sexual harassment. However, The Specialist actress's laughter at Hollywood's patriarchy has made her look strong in many people's eyes.
And why not? Sharon may have faced sexual misconduct in Hollywood but she certainly refused to label herself as the victim. Instead, she drove him the point that she's strong, resilient and can stand her ground. That's why Twitter is now calling her a "bad a** b****"
To drive home the point further, Sharon is single-handedly raising her three sons and doesn't feel her home lacks a central male presence. She told CBS that she doesn't feel a man completes her in any sense. That's why she's not concerned with the idea of marriage.
"I just was not the girl who was ever told that a man would define me. It was, that if I wanted to have a man in my life, it would be for partnership. It wouldn't be an arrangement; it would be an actual relationship. And since those are pretty hard to come by," Sharon said, adding that sometimes, women often forget themselves when they're with a man.
"We're starting to acknowledge our own gifts as women and not think that we have to behave as men in order to be empowered or powerful or valuable," Sharon said.
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