Emily Osment Recounts Her Own Harvey Weinstein Experience on Instagram

Emily Osment Recounts Her Own Harvey Weinstein Experience on Instagram

The more women in Hollywood who speak out about harassment or even just uncomfortable moments, the more women feel comfortable to do the same.

Emily Osment took to Instagram yesterday to detail an encounter she had with Harvey Weinstein when she was younger and to stand with women who are speaking out.

“I have come across so many men like this in my life, in my career, and while pumping gas at Chevron,” the Young & Hungry actress writes.

“This isn’t just an industry thing, it’s an everywhere thing. When I was 19 I was pushing my guitar through the x-ray machine at LAX when a huge man reached across security and slapped his hand on the case, ‘Let me carry that to your gate for you’ he said smiling. ‘No thanks, I got it’ I said to Mr. Weinstein. He persisted. I declined. He asked me where I was traveling to. He asked me again if he could escort me to my gate. I declined again. I was 19.”

Emily continued that she feels “ridiculous” sharing her story because “an icky feeling in your belly is nothing compared to” what some other women have gone through.

“To all the women coming forward about their sexual abuse, I hear you, I believe you, and I got you,” she concludes.

Thank you for speaking out, Emily.

Read her full statement below.

The worst part about this Harvey Weinstein news is that it isn't surprising. I have come across so many men like this in my life, in my career, and while pumping gas at Chevron. This isn't just an industry thing, it's an everywhere thing. When I was 19 I was pushing my guitar through the x-ray machine at LAX when a huge man reached across security and slapped his hand on the case, "Let me carry that to your gate for you" he said smiling. "No thanks, I got it" I said to Mr. Weinstein. He persisted. I declined. He asked me where I was traveling to. He asked me again if he could escort me to my gate. I declined again. I was 19. My own encounter with Harvey is so inconsequential it seems ridiculous to even write about because small fear and an icky feeling in your belly is nothing compared to the stories I'm reading, but I still want to share because small or very, very large, he deserves to have his actions exposed. To all the women coming forward about their sexual abuse, I hear you, I believe you, and I got you. One in five women are sexually assaulted during their time in college, and only 43% of all sexual assaults are ever reported, but that number rises every year. If you see something say something, but most of all, be a friend, listen without judgment and don't pressure someone to come forward if they're not ready. I also want to mention that today is world mental health day so be kind yourself and be kind to others because you never know the shape of the demon someone else is fighting. Who knows, it might look just like the one pictured above.

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  • Géant Ferré

    Nice of her to express her feelings like that. It’s probably encouraging to other young women who have had similar experiences

  • Cody Langham

    Yes, and we can only hope that — somehow, some day — they’ll each recover from the trauma of a man smilingly offering to carry something for them.

    • Gina

      That creepy old fat man was offering a whole lot more than just to carry her guitar case. A woman always knows when a man wants something from them because they wear their thirst on their sleeves.