Natalie Portman Reveals 'Unacceptable' Sexual Harassment Incident Involving a Producer's Private Jet

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In one case, a producer offered to fly her to a location, and when she accepted, she arrived at his private plane with one single bed having been made for the journey.

Like many actresses, Natalie Portman is still unpacking decades of work tainted by sexism and sexual harassment amid the deluge of allegations emerging from Hollywood.

The actress said, "When I heard everything coming out, I was like, 'Wow, I'm so lucky that I haven't had this.' And then, on reflection, I was like okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I've had discrimination or harassment on nearly everything I've ever worked on in some way". She expressed her discomfort with the situation, which she said the producer respected.

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The "Black Swan" actress opened up about her own experiences on Sunday, saying that sexual harassment has become so commonplace for women that it's taken for granted as "part of the process". She further added, "I went from thinking I don't have a story to thinking, "Oh wait, I have 100 stories".

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Portman voiced her support for the ongoing revelations made by women who are coming forward to share their stories. "But I've had discrimination or harassment on nearly everything I've ever worked on in some way". "And then, on reflection, I was like, okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I've had discrimination or harassment on nearly everything I've ever worked on in some way", said Portman on Sunday, addressing a Los Angeles festival organized by the entertainment website Vulture. "And then, on reflection, I was like, okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I've had discrimination or harassment on nearly everything I've ever worked on in some way", said Portman.

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She also admits that as a younger actress, she often turned down roles that she felt hyper-sexualized her, or scripts that objectified the female characters for fear of how she would be viewed by the establishment. "There was definitely a period where I was reluctant to do any kind of kissing scenes, sexual scenes". She also said that movie critics called the actress "a Lolita" among other things, reflecting on how these missed opportunities impacted her mentally. She told her story, and she also said some thoughtful things about this shift in the industry in general. "They didn't realize that there were hundreds of people with similar stories".

She wondered whether this in part was perhaps a way of keeping women away from other women so they couldn't share their experiences of discrimination or harassment in the industry. I've been afraid. "It can be understood..."

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