Judge Jennifer Lopez poses at an event for the tv series “World of Dance” in West Hollywood, California, USA, 19 September 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni – RC1BAA2260A0
Jennifer Lopez is a vocal proponent of the “#MeToo ” and “Time’s Up” movements. Now, they walk the walk and sharing her unique story of dealing with sexual harassment in show business.
Speaking in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 48-year-old “Blue Bloods” star revealed that they have a negative experience with a director, but that she was able to overcome her concern about the situation and refuse his request.
“I have not abused in the way some women have. But I have been told by a director to take off my shirt and my tits? Yes, I have. But I have done it? No, I do not,” she said.
However, they did not want to give the impression that saying ” no ” is as easy as it sounds. The star revealed that she was terrified to finally say something and assert themselves.
“When I did speak, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating in my throat, thinking, ‘What have I done? This guy is hiring me!” It was one of my first films, ” she said. “But in the back of my mind I knew that the behavior was not good. It could have gone either way for me. But I think that ultimately, the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we don’t have it.'”
This is not the first time that Lopez has talked about the newly sparked movement to hold sexual harassers and predators are responsible to be in Hollywood. Earlier, she gave a passionate speech in favor of the “Time’s Up” campaign in Puerto Rico. The speech fell in the night of the Golden Globes and, although they could not attend, they wore black in solidarity with the stars promoting the movement.