Blake Lively Reveals Harassment by Creepy Makeup Artist (Who Filmed Her Sleeping)
Are there any decent people left on the planet? Show of hands. The floodgates have opened in Hollywood, with stars sharing story after story of sexual harassment, and not just at the hands of Harvey Weinstein.
Blake Lively, who went from “Gossip Girl” to superstardom and marriage to Ryan Reynolds, told the L.A. Times about a makeup artist who repeatedly behaved inappropriately on set. She said she spoke up to the producers, but they didn’t do anything — other than to confront her about her own dog’s poop, instead of the human perv.
Here’s what Lively told the Times about this unnamed makeup artist who worked with her on an unnamed project:
“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger. I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me. I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.
Finally, after three months of complaining, they called me into my trailer and 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.'”
Lively said she finally took the issue to her own layer. After an investigation, the makup artist was removed from the project. However, Lively added this typical coda:
“Our unit production manager wrote him a letter of recommendation because nobody wanted there to be bad blood.”
Keep the peace. Don’t make a big deal out of it. Don’t ruin someone’s career. Etcetera. There are worse stories out there, but that doesn’t stop this one from being creepy, frustrating, and just plain sad.
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