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Tony Goldwyn Says He Had a ‘Casting Couch’ Harassment Experience Early in His Career

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After Tony Goldwyn read Lupita Nyong’o’s New York Times op-ed detailing her interactions with Harvey Weinstein, the Scandal actor felt compelled to share his experience with a Hollywood casting couch. “It happened to me as a young guy, when I was literally Lupita’s age,” Goldwyn told Access Hollywood. “It happened to me by a man and it wasn’t as extended or awful as what Lupita went through, but it was the same thing. It was the casting couch and I didn’t understand quite what was going on, or what was happening.” Goldwyn said he felt responsible for the encounter, and that it took him a while to understand exactly what went down. “It was similar in that I got out of the situation,” he said. “It’s something women have to deal with in every situation, in every industry with powerful men.”

Tony Goldwyn Says He Was Sexually Harassed Early in Career