In a new article for The New Yorker, Tuesday, October 17th, Molly Ringwald opened up about sexual assault and her experiences as a young girl. In the piece, Molly claimed a director sexually assaulted her when she was just fourteen-years-old.
In an essay called, “All The Other Harvey Weinstein’s,” the Pretty In Pink alumni, 49, wrote about her experiences in the film industry. She claimed that she knew many “Harvey’s” throughout her career, enough to face a “sickening shock of recognition.”
And while Molly never had an experience with Harvey that was especially heinous, she did have one “tense, awkward moment” with the 65-year-old back in 1990 on the set of Strike It Rich.
Ringwald claimed she was “lucky” that she didn’t have to reject the proposition of giving or getting a massage. Molly said she often felt “demeaned” or “exploited” on the set of movies.
She stated, “When I was 14, a married film director stuck his tongue in my mouth on the set,” even though her parents actively protected her from predatory behavior.
Additionally, she empathized with all of the victims who were not lucky enough to have protective parents who could shield her from such unpleasant interactions.
As for why she never divulged on the details of her sexual harassment in the past, she claimed no one cared when she grew up; no one took it seriously.
Molly stated that society shames women, “tells them they are uptight, nasty, bitter, can’t take a joke, and are too sensitive.” Then, regarding the allegations against Donald Trump, she said, “If men are lucky, they might get elected president.”