This SATC actor opens up about his personal experiences with sexual misconduct in Hollywood…
From the editors of People
Phrases by Mike Miller
Sex and the City actor and Dancing with the Stars contestant Gilles Marini is opening up about his expertise coping with undesirable sexual advances in Hollywood.
‘I used to be approached by extraordinarily highly effective folks, particularly after Intercourse and the Metropolis,’ the actor, 41, tells Individuals. ‘I turned a chunk of meat for a lot of executives in Hollywood.’
The French-born mannequin and actor gained U.S. fame as Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) horny lover Dante in Intercourse and the Metropolis: The Film in 2008 and was a contestant on two seasons of DWTS.
Marini made the feedback in reference to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 ladies since The New York Occasions and The New Yorker documented a long time of alleged abuse in detailed articles earlier this month. (Marini didn’t declare Weinstein abused him.)
A spokesperson for Weinstein beforehand advised Individuals in an announcement that ‘any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation towards any ladies for refusing his advances.’
‘This man doesn’t must go to a sexual habit [treatment] … that could be a joke to me,’ the French actor stated of Weinstein, who checked himself right into a luxurious resort in Arizona earlier this month for remedy. ‘Once you violate somebody, the one place you could go is jail.’
Marini additionally spoke about his personal experiences coping with sexual misconduct, explaining that abused males typically discover it troublesome to come back ahead. ‘I didn’t see many males use the hashtag #MeToo,’ he stated, referring to the viral hashtag utilized by alleged abuse victims on social media. ‘And the reason being as a result of it’s a stigma, it’s a disgrace, you lose your manhood.’
He added, ‘When a younger man is affected by being raped, or sexually harassed, or touched … you’ll by no means hear [about it] — however these folks exist.’
After revealing that he was propositioned by highly effective executives ‘many occasions’ throughout and after his time of Intercourse and the Metropolis, Marini stated, ‘I didn’t have to speak about it as a result of I advised them to their face that this isn’t going to fly, this isn’t who I’m… If this job entails me bending over, it’s not going to work for me.’
He was additionally famous that sexual misconduct results all industries, not simply the movie enterprise. ‘No, it’s a worldwide factor,’ he stated, including, ‘And it entails ladies, but it surely additionally contain lots of males. These males won’t ever come out, and it’s unhappy.’