Since news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, allegations of sexual assault have been rife in Hollywood. While the majority of claims have been from women, a number of brave men are breaking the taboo associated with male sexual assault and speaking out too.
One of these men is veteran Hollywood star, Brendan Fraser, who seemed to vanish from the spotlight a decade ago.
Famed for his roles in movies like George of the Jungle (1997) and The Mummy Trilogy, the 49-year-old said that after he was sexually assaulted by the then-president of the of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk, his career was never the same again.
Fraser claims a combination of the physical damage he suffered from years of doing stunts in movies, and Hollywood’s treatment of him after the incident was reported to HFPA meant that his career was virtually destroyed.
Check out the video below for a full report on Fraser’s revelations:
A number of other factors also contributed to Fraser’s retreat from the spotlight including a failing marriage and depression.