"The casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything at all."
Naomie Harris has revealed she was sexually assaulted by a "huge star".
In an interview with the Guardian, the actress claimed she was groped during an audition right in front of the director and casting director — who did nothing.
Although she didn't name her assailant or the project's title — nor whether or not she got the gig — she did confirm the assault happened in her mid-20s, which was around the time she got her big break in the industry.
"I was in an audition and he put his hand up my skirt," she said. "What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything at all because he was – he is – such a huge star."
As the publication pointed out, Harris herself claimed in an interview with The Times two years ago that she'd never experienced racism or sexism in the film industry, but was now willing to admit that wasn't true.
The "Moonlight" star went on to say she believes her Cambridge education protected her to some extent from misogyny in the film industry.
"I think there is the immediate assumption that you have a brain. Which is not necessarily true if you go to Oxbridge [Oxford or Cambridge] as I've discovered."
She added that there has been a "massive shift" since the recent dawning of the #TimesUp / #MeToo era.
"Men know that they absolutely cannot get away with things now that they wouldn't even have thought about before," she said.
The acclaimed star's first major role was in Danny Boyle's "28 Days" Later in 2002, released when she was 27. Two years after that she starred in "After The Sunset", directed by Brett Ratner. She has gone on to star in Sam Mendes directed "Skyfall" and Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight," which earned her an Oscar nomination. She will star alongside Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond movie "No Time To Die", set for release in April 2020.
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