In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, gown dressmaker Susan Bertram has accused “Jail Destroy” megastar Robert Knepper of sexual attack at the set of the 1992 Allison Anders movie “Gasoline Meals Accommodation.”
Bertram made up our minds to come back ahead, partially, after studying in past due 2016 about leaked “Get right of entry to Hollywood” tape of a dialog between Billy Bush and Donald Trump.
“I more or less buried it for a very long time till Trump got here out together with his ‘Clutch ‘em via the pussy’ factor,” she stated to THR. “When that took place, I began reeling.”
Bertram’s personal attack tale echoes Trump’s phrases on the infamous tape. Whilst losing off some garments for the actor, Bertram claims Knepper reached beneath her get dressed and grabbed her crotch. He then allegedly shoved Bertram towards a wall and instructed her, “I’m going to fuck your brains out.”
The gown dressmaker stated she driven him off, shouting, “I’m running, I’m running!” She ran to a rest room, locked the door, and discovered she was once bleeding on account of the attack.
Bertram then confided in her assistant on the time, Dominique DuBois, who corroborated the tale to THR. In line with DuBois, neither lady felt empowered to mention a lot.
“Even supposing I had stated one thing, what had been they going to do? Fireplace their lead actor?” Bertram stated. She added that “so much has modified in the previous couple of weeks.”
Since bombshell studies from the New York Times and The New Yorker in October uncovered a long time of harassment via manufacturer Harvey Weinstein, there’s been a surge of sexual attack sufferers coming ahead each to the media in addition to by means of a #MeToo marketing campaign on social media. In that point, quite a few different males within the leisure and media industries were accused of harassment or attack, together with actors Kevin Spacey and Steven Seagal, administrators James Toback and Brett Ratner, and previous head of Amazon Studios Roy Price.
Representatives for Bertram, Knepper and Anders didn’t right away respond to HuffPost’s requests for remark.
You’ll be able to learn Bertram’s complete account of the incident on THR.