‘Scandal’ star Tony Goldwyn is speaking out and adding his story to the ever-growing number of tales from Hollywood stars who have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted.
Goldwyn — who plays Fitz on the popular ABC drama — explained that he was in his last year of acting school when an unnamed man abused his industry power.
“It wasn’t as extended and awful as what Lupita (Nyong’o) went through, but it was the same thing,” he told Access Hollywood Friday. “It was the casting couch and I didn’t understand quite what was going on, what was happening — I thought it was my fault.”
The 57-year-old actor says it took time for him to fully recover from the incident and take the blame off himself.
“I thought I was misunderstanding the situation, and only afterwards did I realize what had happened, and I felt it took me a couple years to get over it.”
Tony is referring to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o’s essay for The New York Times claiming Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in 2011.