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‘Scream’ actor comes out with Harvey Weinstein revelations that’s got Hollywood yelling ‘shut up!’

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Actor Skeet Ulrich admitted that “most people knew” about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct but stayed quiet out of fear for their careers.

The star of the television series, “Riverdale” rose to fame in the 1996 Wes Craven horror film, “Scream” which was executive produced by Weinstein and co-starred Rose McGowan, who has alleged the Hollywood mogul raped her.

“I knew,” Ulrich told Cosmopolitan. “Most people knew. I had dinner with someone who is one of the most famous women on the planet—I won’t say who it is—who has not come out, who told me similar things.”

The 47 year-old actor didn’t speak out about the rumors sooner because, like most of Weinstein’s alleged victims, he was afraid to jeopardize his career.

“There is nothing you can do. I mean, What am I gonna do? I can’t step up, certainly then, on allegations. Honestly, and I think it’s what most people faced: How do you cut your livelihood from a very powerful corporation on something that you don’t know what the facts are?” Ulrich said.

“Now that it’s starting to come out and people are finally stepping up and saying stuff, I’m glad,” he continued. “That’s what it takes. Because one person stepping up and making allegations is gonna hurt that one person and not help anyone, especially [against] someone with that power.”

Weinstein was fired from his company and was expelled from the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts following allegations of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women.

Ulrich had no idea what had occurred between Weinstein and his co-star, McGowan, who was one of the first to come out with claims against the producer.

“I saw her about a year ago and that was the only time I’d seen her since like ’99 or something,” he told Cosmopolitan. “None of this [news] was out at that time, so it certainly wasn’t anything I was going to bring up with her. It wasn’t even in my thought process.”

He wondered about other industries that face similar challenges.

“What industry is safe?” he asked. “Where is a beautiful woman, or any woman, free to walk down the street and not be a feast to some asshole’s eyes? I see how men can be. And then you give a man power? It’s scary.”

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