A Teenage Emily Osment Had a Chilling Encounter with Harvey Weinstein, Too
While Harvey Weinstein is pleading for a second chance — which already came and went decades ago when he continued to harass women — more and more females are coming forward with their disgusting stories about the media mogul; one of the most recent tales coming from Emily Osment.
The 25-year-old actress took to Instagram to describe her own encounter with the now-65-year-old former head of The Weinstein Company, and it is chilling. The incident occurred when she was still a teenager, fresh off of her stint on Hannah Montana. “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,” she began.
She continued, “‘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,” the blonde added, “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,” the Young & Hungry star exclaimed. “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.”
Sadly, there are a lot of female celebrities who fell victim to sexual assault:
Lady Gaga has always been an outspoken figure for female empowerment, and wrote the song "'Til It Happens to You" in support of those who, like her, have been sexually assaulted. She even invited a ton of sexual assault survivors up on stage with her to sing and stand in a united front.
While she has spoken out many times about her experiences, her Instagram post may have been the most poignant candid thing she had revealed. "I never thought anyone would ever love me because I felt like my body was ruined by my abuser. But he loves the survivor in me," the singer captioned a pic of her and ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney after the Oscars.