Actress and host Ayesha Omar, in a recent live session with Hollywood actor and director Rose McGowan spoke up about the #MeToo movement and also opened up about being a victim of sexual harassment.
Sharing her experience, Omar told McGowan: “A huge powerful man, twice my age. I had just entered the industry, I was this young 23-year-old, fresh out of college, and bam, this started happening. And it went on for years. It wasn’t a one-off incident, and I just didn’t want to process it. I put in a box, and I said okay, this is happening in my life, I have to deal with it.”
“I didn’t want to share it with anybody. I let it stay there for 15 years, and I finally spoke about it to someone two years ago,” Omar added.
“A friend of mine from the industry also came out with her story, and TV channels started calling me up and asking ‘Do you think she’s telling the truth?’”
She went on to say that her only response would be that she would believe any victim that came forward with their story.
“They asked me if sexual harassment happens in the industry and that’s the first time I said yes. They asked if it happened to you, and I said yes. I will talk about it someday, but not today. I still haven’t named my monster but I’ve started talking about it,” she said.