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Sharon Stone has 'seen it all' with Hollywood sexual harassment


Sharon Stone is used to facing Hollywood’s worst behavior.

In an interview with CBS' "Sunday Morning," Stone alluded to experiencing sexual harassment during her decades-long acting career.

"I've been in this business for 40 years, Lee," Stone said to interviewer Lee Cowan. "Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago?

"Looking like I look, from Nowhere, Pennsylvania? I didn't come here with any protection. I've seen it all."

In an interview with CBS' "Sunday Morning," Sharon Stone alluded to experiencing sexual harassment during her decades-long acting career.


The "Casino" actress responded with knowing laughter to Cowan's question — if she ever found herself in an "uncomfortable" position — before she gave her answer.

Stone, who stepped away from the spotlight briefly after a brain hemorrhage in 2001 that nearly took her life, was on the Golden Globes red carpet last week with one of her adopted sons, Roan, wearing black in solidarity with the women of the Time's Up initiative.

"We're starting to acknowledge our own gifts as women and not think that we have to behave as men in order to be empowered or powerful or valuable," she said of the movement in Hollywood.

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For her acting comeback, Stone is starring in a new Stephen Soderbergh-directed HBO mini-series called "Mosaic," where she plays a famous children's book author with several potential suitors. She goes missing, and all the men in her life are suspects. It's a story that Stone says has a provoking and timely attitude toward relationships.

"We were raised to accommodate men, particularly in my generation," she said. "And women so often lose their own identify to the identity of the men that they're with. They even change the way they dress and what they do to fit the men that they're with."

But times are changing now, she said. And Stone is savoring every moment of her return.

"The well that I'm now bringing back to work is not a well I had before," she said. "I'm so grateful to have this. The chance of my having it was so slim!"