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Molly Ringwald talks about her experiences with sexual assault

Molly Ringwald talks about her experiences with sexual assault

She starred in numerous cult films in the 1980s. Now Molly Ringwald talks about what it’s like to make it big as a young woman in Hollywood.

The MeToo movement a few years ago brought to light a system in Hollywood that had been a tradition for years. Unfair power structures, abuse of power and sexual assault were addressed, and the debate at the time focused primarily on actresses who had previously remained silent for years, out of fear of the consequences and fear of not getting any more jobs.

Molly Ringwald: She also experienced sexual assault

Molly Ringwald has also spoken out about this in the past. Now she’s doing it again in the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron”. “You can’t live as a young actress in Hollywood and not have sex offenders around you,” says the star of many 80s films. “I was taken advantage of,” she admits.

When Ringwald shot one of her most famous films – “Sixteen Candles” – the actress was just 15 years old. “But I wasn’t raped by Harvey Weinstein, so I’m grateful for that,” she says in the podcast.

Her parents protected her

Back in 2016, Ringwald wrote in an essay for the New Yorker magazine about “all the other Harvey Weinsteins” in the supposed dream factory. “When I was 13, a 50-year-old crew member told me he was going to teach me to dance and then pressed himself against me with an erection,” Ringwald wrote. “When I was 14, a married director stuck his tongue in my mouth on set,” the actress said at the time.

All of this happened despite the fact that Ringwald was closely cared for and protected by her parents. “I shudder when I think about what would have happened if I hadn’t had them,” the now 56-year-old wrote a few years ago.

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