Jessica Alba Opens Up About Sexual Harassment In Hollywood
Jessica Alba was spotted supporting Gwyneth Paltrow at her In Goop Health Summit over the weekend. While on a panel with Taraji P. Henson, Olivia Wilde, and Busy Philipps, with Paltrow as moderator, Alba reportedly revealed she slowed down on eating at a point… because she felt “preyed upon” by men in Hollywood.
From Page Six:
The Honest Beauty founder said she was encouraged not to wear Pepe Jeans by her family as she was “voluptuous” and had a “booty.”
She said at Goop’s health summit: “I was meant to feel ashamed if I tempted men. Then I stopped eating a lot, when I became an actress. I made myself look more like a boy so I wouldn’t get as much attention.”
She added that she felt “preyed upon” by men when she was starting out, and added, “Nothing about being successful in this business is easy . . . You can’t be bitter.”
The Hollywood Reporter states Alba said she eventually realized her body was meant to give birth to and feed a kid. “And that was the dopest sh*t I’d ever done, so I was like ‘Yes.’ So then I came into my body as a woman finally,” she reportedly told the crowd. Wow.