James Van Der Beek says male executive groped him

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The Dawson's Creek alum's admission comes amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal.

ACTOR and producer James Van Der Beek has taken to Twitter to reveal he was also a victim of sexual harassment.

Weinstein has been accused by numerous women of sexual harassment and, in some cases, assault.

In his tweets, Van Der Beek urged anyone who doesn't understand why victims stay silent, or who doesn't understand why so much of this type of behavior often goes unchecked, to gain some perspective on the complex problem. Also for anyone brushing off harassment as "boys being boys", he tweeted.

What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. "What he's admitted to is unacceptable - in any industry", he wrote, condemning the disgraced producer. "I applaud everyone speaking out", he began.

Van Der Beek's shared his story after he saw that people were calling out the women who were speaking out about the inappropriate interactions they have had with Weinstein in the past.

Van Der Beek ended by saying he can relate to women who have been victimized. "There's a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome", he continued, empathising with women who have gone through similar or even worse cases of sexual assault.

Van Der Beek gained fame in the late 1990s, when he starred as the lead in the WB network's teen cult hit Dawson's Creek. Two were charged, and one has died. NFL football player turned actor Terry Crews revealed earlier this week that a "high level Hollywood executive" groped him. "Because this kind of things to me also happened to you", confided the actor from the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. " I made a step back". My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was insane.

Stars coming forward include Angelina Jolie, Rose McGown, and Cara Delevigne. "And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go", he added. Additionally, his wife, Georgina Chapman, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 10, that she is leaving Harvey after almost 10 years of marriage.

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