This week, countless celebrities have shared stories of being sexually harassed or assaulted, in response to the "Me Too" movement, started by actress Alyssa Milano. The latest actress to share her experience with sexual harassment is Ilana Glazer, creator and star of Broad City.
In an Instagram post, Glazer says she has been "sexually harassed countless times." She has experienced sexual harassment, she explains, at school (by more teachers than students), at work as a waitress, at work as a showrunner (presumably on Broad City), and by a doctor.
She also notes that she took action and reported some of the behavior she experienced. "I was sexually harassed by a creepyass doctor just last year and filed a complaint with NYC. I've fired a couple dudes–one background actor and one sound guy," she wrote. However, when she spoke out, she says she was questioned.
"I was asked, 'Are you sure?' Hm...okay yeah let me think a sec–YEAH I'M FUCKING SURE," she wrote. "[Because] getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare." The fact that people did not believe Glazer's claims is one reason why many cases of sexual misconduct go unreported–for fear of not being taken seriously.
In the caption of her post, Ilana Glazer gave a shout out to actresses Viola Davis and Trace Lysette for sharing "Me Too" posts of their own, giving her the courage to post hers as well.