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Rebel Wilson Just Shared Two Stories Of Sexual Harassment

"I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realize not everyone is as lucky."

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Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson took to Twitter on Saturday to join the chorus of famous women sharing their experiences of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Wilson first tweeted that she'd been out of the US when sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others in the industry first broke, adding that it had been "so hard" to hear the stories from afar.

"As you guys know, I'm a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell," she wrote.

In one story, Wilson said a male star "in a position of power" asked her to anally penetrate him with her finger, while others tried to film and laughed.

A male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my fi… https://t.co/mXjyPuJTnB

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"I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio — basically to protect myself that in the event something similar ever occurred I'd be able to walk out of the job and not obliged to return," she wrote.

She said she had shared the story with "hundreds of people" in the industry to warn them about the man.

Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The wh… https://t.co/g1ku1WvRKM

Wilson also detailed a separate incident in which she said a top director invited her to a hotel room, only to have the meeting interrupted by a call from his wife, berating him for "sleeping with actresses."

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Wilson added that she feels lucky to have grown up in a "pro-female environment" with a "strong sense of self."

I feel lucky that I grew up in a pro-female environment, going to an all-girls high school, and that I have such a… https://t.co/m6UAizlaxT

She concluded by stating that she will no longer be "POLITE," should she witness similar behavior in the future.

I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behavior, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no long… https://t.co/2XvqW8WdlA

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Wilson's representation for additional comment.

Cora Lewis is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Lewis reports on labor.

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