Jena Malone talks about sexual harassment during the “Hunger Games”

Jena Malone talks about sexual harassment during the “Hunger Games”

Jena Malone shared on social media that she was sexually harassed during filming The hunger Games.

The star joined the franchise in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. Malone posted a photo on Instagram after she finished filming The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2that was in 2015.

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“This photo was taken right after I wrapped the second part of Mocking Jay and had to say goodbye to everyone on set. We were filming on a beautiful estate in the French countryside and I asked the driver to let me out into this field so I could cry and capture this moment,” said Malone. “Even though that time in Paris was extremely hard for me, I was going through a bad breakup and was also sexually assaulted by someone I had worked with, I was so grateful for this project, the people I became close to and this incredible role I got to play.”

Malone continued, “A swirling mix of emotions that I’m just learning to process. I wish it wasn’t tied to such a traumatic event for me, but I guess that’s the true wildness of life. How to unite the chaos with the beauty. I’ve worked very hard to heal and learn through making amends how to make peace with the person who hurt me and make peace with myself.”

The Stepmother The actor added: “It was hard to talk about the Hunger Games and Johanna Mason (her character) without feeling the poignancy of this moment, but I’m ready to live through it and reclaim the joy and accomplishment I felt. Much love to you survivors out there. The process is so slow and non-linear. I want to say that I’m here for anyone who needs to talk or vent or open up uncommunicated spaces within themselves. Please DM me if you need a safe place to be heard.”

After her testimony, one user responded that her attacker “got away with no consequences,” to which Malone replied, “That’s not true. I used restorative justice to facilitate healing, accountability, and growth with the other person. It was a hard process, but I believe it really helped me get through some of the hardest stages of grief.”

In another response, Malone said that due to “cancel culture,” she did not name the person who attacked her and did not “fully see how the criminal justice system could fully restore my healing.”

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