Blake Lively Says She Was Sexually Harassed by a Make-Up Artist
Blake Lively has claimed she was sexually harassed by a make-up artist.
The 30-year-old actress has opened up about the "terrifying" ordeal she endured, which saw the unnamed style guru make "inappropriate" comments to her and film her while she slept.
The Age of Adaline star told the Los Angeles Times, "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."
The Gossip Girl alumni — who has daughters James, two, and 12-month-old Ines with her partner Ryan Reynolds — has claimed she alerted producers about the ordeal, but the matter was not taken seriously, and instead she was reprimanded for her dog pooping on set.
Blake recalled, "[The producers said] 'This is very serious and we can't have this happen again.'"
But Blake decided to take her harassment complaint further and met with a lawyer in the hope action would be taken.
An investigation was then launched that led to the removal of the beauty expert from the project.
However, Blake has claimed the team's production manager still wrote a positive letter of recommendation to the disgraced make-up artist so he could work on another project because they didn't want any "bad blood."
This news comes shortly after Blake spoke out about film producer Harvey Weinstein as she believes it is "important" for women to be "uprising."
Weinstein has been the subject of a damning expose in the New York Times and hit by dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct by the likes of Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne.
Speaking previously, she said, "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, 'That is unacceptable.'"