Amber Tamblyn Is Putting Hollywood's History of Harassment on Blast

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn has taken to the NYTimes Sunday Edition to decry the misogyny she has dealt with since her days as a young actor in Hollywood.

Tamblyn ended her piece with a rallying cry to fellow women, writing, "We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir".

According to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants alum, a male crew member had been making her feel "unsafe" at the time - "showing up to [her] apartment after work unannounced, going into [her] trailer while [she] wasn't in it, and staring daggers at [her] from across the set".

After hearing her account, the producer allegedly told Tamblyn, "Well, there are two sides to every story".

For women in America who come forward with stories of harassment, abuse and sexual assault, there are not two sides to every story, however noble that principle might seem.

This clear disregard for believing the woman's side, Tamblyn said, ties into her current situation with Woods. They get to have an interrogation.

"James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once", Tamblyn wrote. "Especially if that side happens to accuse a man of stature, then that woman has to consider the scrutiny and repercussions she'll be subjected to by sharing her side".

"I have been afraid of speaking out or asking things of men in positions of power for years", she said.

The actor criticized Armie Hammer's film Call Me By Your Name for depicting a relationship between a 24- and 17-year-old. I informed him of my age, to which he said, 'Even better.' I told this story publicly as a way to back up the claim that Mr. Woods was, indeed, a hypocrite.

Mr. Woods's accusation that I was lying sent me back to that day in that producer's office, and back to all the days I've spent in the offices of men; of feeling unsure, uneasy, questioned and disbelieved, no matter the conversation.

The show's producers, as Tamblyn writes, responded by saying, "There are two sides to each story".

Along with the screenshot, Amber tweeted, "Since I know people love to question the integrity and honesty of women when they come forward with stories like this, here you go".

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