Jeniffer Lopez has revealed how one movie director requested that she show him her breasts during a costume session of one of her movies.
“He wanted to see my boobs and I was like, ‘We’re not on set”’, She said.
She revealed that the moment made her afraid.
“And I said no; I stood up for myself. But it was so funny because I remember being so panicked in the moment. And by the way, there was a costume designer in the room with me. So there was another woman in the room, and he says this and I said no. Luckily a little bit of the Bronx came out, and I was like, ‘I don’t have to show you my—No. On the set, you see them.’”
She added that what leads to more harassment faced by others with such experience is when they give in to the first.
“If you give in, in that moment, all of a sudden that person is off and running, thinking they can do whatever they want. And because I put up a little boundary right there and said no, he laid off and then later on apologized. But the minute he walked out of the room, the costume designer was like, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry that just happened.’”
She detailed the event in an interview in March 2018.
“I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not.”
Jeniffer Lopez revealed that the reason why she found it very difficult to stand up for herself was that it happened during one of her first movies.
“When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!’ It was one of my first movies. But in my mind I knew the behavior was wrong. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.’”