Susan Sarandon Talks About That Time She Was Sexually Assaulted on the Casting Couch

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Once upon a time, Susan Sarandon was a struggling young actress trying to break into the industry and simultaneously avoid being groped by gross casting directors. In a recent interview for Elle‘s November issue, Sarandon talks about a particularly “disgusting” experience from her early days in New York City, when she was assaulted on the proverbial casting-couch:

I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second though, it was so badly done.

She added wryly that the incident “was not successful — for either of us,” smiling, we can imagine, in such a way as to indicate that the joke is on that creep of a casting director because he’s somewhere still being creepy and she’s a big-time star with a 35-year-old ping-pong entrepreneur boyfriend. [Radar]

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