Bond actress Jane Seymour reveals sexual harassment that stopped her working for a year

'I’ve done my bit and now it’s your turn to do your bit,' a producer told her

Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die
Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die's Jane Seymour is the latest actress to publicly detail her experience of sexual manipulation in Hollywood.

Interviewed on Sky News' Sunrise, she recalled being invited to the home of a "major producer" (whom she didn't name) early on in her career and expecting other people to be there only to find none.

The producer apparently told her she was perfect for a movie they were discussing, before adding: "I’ve done my bit and now it’s your turn to do your bit’ .. ‘No, no, you know what you have to do.’ And I’m going, ‘No I don’t.’ And he put his hand on my thigh, way up high.

"Being British," she said, "I crossed my legs and scooted down the couch until I had no couch left. I had no option but to stand up and say, “Please get me home.”

The actress, who has also appeared in Smallville and Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, described the producer as the most powerful man in Hollywood at the time, and said he threatened that: "If you ever tell anyone that his happened or that you were even here in my house."

When she told him others already knew about the visit, he replied. "You have to lie. The old, ‘You’ll never work in this town again.’ He had that power."

Seymour said the incident stopped her from working as an actress for a year.

(via Deadline)

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