Earlier than actress Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS over harassment by the community’s “Bull” star Michael Weatherly, he dated Jessica Alba when she was a simply teen, and took her virginity.
Alba, then 18, and Weatherly, who was 30 on the time, dated for a number of years after they met on the set of Fox’s “Darkish Angel” in 2000. He proposed on her 20th birthday — regardless of their almost 13-year age hole, and her born-again Christian dad and mom’ disapproval.
She later informed Cosmo, “Relationships may be robust . . . I’ve solely had two boyfriends. Within the first one, with Michael [Weatherly], I did not have a voice but, and he was a lot older . . . I used to be so younger, 18, once I began courting him. I used to be a virgin. I knew I needed to be in love with the primary individual I slept with, as a result of for nearly everybody I knew, the primary expertise made them really feel like s–t . . . I needed to watch out that he was going to be in love with me, and wasn’t simply going to go away me.”
They break up in 2003, and Alba acquired her first tattoo. She later informed Stephen Colbert, “He was actually anti-tattoos, and I felt like after I broke up with him, I, like, discovered myself once more.” The “Unbelievable 4” star is now fortunately married to Money Warren, with whom she has three youngsters.
It was simply revealed that Weatherly, 50, a daily on CBS’s primetime lineup for 15 years, made sexually inappropriate feedback to Dushku, 37, on the 2017 set of “Bull,” together with a rape joke and a remark a few threesome. She was fired when she complained, and later received a settlement from CBS.
ELIZA DUSHKU BREAKS SILENCE ON MICHAEL WEATHERLY SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS
Weatherly, who wed Bojana Jankovic in 2009, stated the feedback had been “jokes mocking some traces within the script . . . what I stated was each not humorous and never acceptable, and I’m sorry.”
However Dushku added in an op-ed this week, “It’s straightforward to see how uncomfortable, speechless and frozen he made me really feel. For Weatherly’s half, it appears to be like like a deeply insecure energy play, a few have to dominate and demean . . . What’s hardest to share, is the way in which he made me really feel for 10 to 12 hours per day for weeks . . . I used to be made to really feel dread almost on a regular basis I used to be in his presence.”
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