Karla Souza Confessed That a Director Raped Her In Mexico
While more and more terrible testimonies appear of how actresses have been harassed and sexually abused in Hollywood, Karla Souza took advantage of her interview with the famous journalist Carmen Aristegui, of CNN en Español, to tell her dark experience in Mexico.
“At two o’clock in the morning, this person came to knock on my door to tell me that he has just thought about something for a scene, that he has to talk to me, that he is dead because he had filmed all day, that he had to come and talk to me. I wanted to know what he thought of the scene, he went into the room and he did not leave the room, he made me feel special, in a way, he made me feel like I was going to play a role that he was going to show him and the world that had cast me “, said the 32-year-old actress about the strategy used by the director -who did not want to reveal the name- to abuse her.
Karla said that when she did not give in to his advances, the director “charged” her, eliminating her scenes from the shooting plan and changing her treatment towards her. “I decided not to film my scene, I began to humiliate myself in front of others and at the same time it was charming, at the same time when I opened the door he behaved amazingly to me, he sent me messages telling me that he had dreamed of me,” he continued.
“I ended up giving in to him to kiss me, to touch me in ways I did not want him to touch me and in one of the instances, he attacked me and yes, he raped me,” the actress confessed. Souza also said that when he wanted to put an end to the situation, they threw her out of the production, but in the face of the notable absence of her character, people with greater authority asked her to return to the series, generating a wave of new humiliations.
“As women, we have normalized this, believing that it is the only way to obtain a role, this is the case that has damaged me the most psychologically and emotionally,” he said. In response to Karla’s statements, several have been colleagues who have published messages in support of the Mexican.