James Van Der Beek Shares Story Of Being Sexually Harassed As A Young Actor

James Van Der Beek. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

James Van Der Beek has come forward with a story of having his "ass grabbed by older, powerful men" in the wake of the rampant sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Van Der Beek, who first achieved fame as star of Dawson's Creek, was around 20 years old when he auditioned for the show, according to Deadline. He joins Terry Crews, who also shared his story this week of sexual assault at the hands of a powerful male Hollywood executive.

Van Der Beek goes on to specify that the men he describes are all significantly older and weren't well-known figures; according to him, two of them were charged in separate incidents, and one has since died.

Van Der Beek is currently the creator and star of the Viceland show What Would Diplo Do?.