Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver is hoping to “open up a discussion about men and power dynamics” in Hollywood.
On the heels of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Carver is the latest in an increasingly long list of entertainers alleging sexual assault, harassment, and rape at the hands of Hollywood execs.
While talking to Variety at the GLSEN’s Awards this weekend, the openly gay actor said he was “not a stranger” to such harassment.
“There are many other people who have experienced way worse in terms of harassment, but I can identify and empathize with anybody who has gone through it.
I’m not a stranger to it. This will hopefully open up a discussion about men and power dynamics in general — maybe it has to do with exerting masculinity.”
How was he able to process his experiences? “Through the support of talking with other people who have been through the same thing,” he says.
“I wouldn’t say I was traumatized. But it was definitely a lesson, something to move through.”