Karla Souza says a director raped her early in her career
“How to get away with Murder” star Karla Souza claims that she was raped by a director early in her career.
“How to get away with Murder” star Karla Souza claimed that she was raped early in her career by a director when shooting a film in her native Mexico.
Souza, 32, told CNN en Espanol Tuesday, the driver continued to come to her hotel room at odd hours to go over lines. They did the name of the director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“He knocked on my door to say that he wanted to go over some scenes and I thought ‘It is 2 a.m. It is not necessary and it is something that should not happen,'” Souza said.
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After she refused to answer, Souza said the unnamed driver tried again, but she did not open the door. After the two attempted tries, Souza, said the director, “and humiliated me in front of the others on the set” and “decided not to shoot my scene.”
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“This was the psychological control he has over me,” she said.
Souza said after a month of the director’s “total abuse of power” she gave in to his advances, after she felt that there was no choice.
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“I ended up giving in to him. [Let him] kiss me, to touch me in a way that I didn’t want him to touch me, and in one of those cases, he attacked me violently, and yes, he raped me,” Souza said while tearing.
Karla Souza says she gave in to the director of the progress, when she felt that she did not have a choice.
While Souza is not the name of her alleged attacker, after she shared her story, Mexico’s largest tv network to announce that severed ties with independent producer-Gustavo Loza.
The Televisa network said in a statement Wednesday that Loza’s projects are cancelled. He was not an employee of the company, but produced successful series for the network.
The company wrote that “Televisa will not tolerate behaviour such as described today.”
In his Twitter account, Loza wrote, “I deny all allegations against me.”
Souza plays Laurel Castillo on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” of the popular showrunner Shonda Rhimes. She has also worked on a number of Spanish-language TV shows.
Souza statements come in the midst of the rising #MeToo movement that took Hollywood by storm following bomb expose by The New York Times and The New Yorker on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. A number of Hollywood stars and figures have spoken for alleged sexual abuse in the industry.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.