Melissa Gilbert, best known for her role in “Little House on the Prairie,” claimed Monday that she was sexually harassed by famed director Oliver Stone in the early 1990s.
During an interview on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live,” Gilbert, 53, opened up about the alleged incident after first trying to keep Stone’s name out of it:
“There were moments where there were men in more powerful positions, one in particular, who humiliated me at one point in an audition, and unnecessarily, because I had embarrassed him in a social situation. He got back at me, and I ran out of the room crying. I’m actually sitting here telling you this story afraid to say his name ’cause I’m worried about backlash.”
At the end of the segment with host Andy Cohen, Gilbert finally just dropped his name: “F**k it. It was Oliver Stone, and the movie was ‘The Doors.’” The reported harassment took place in 1991.
The Hollywood star said Stone, 71, penned “this special scene” for her, in which Gilbert’s character — which ultimately went to actor Meg Ryan — was “on her hands and knees saying, ‘Do me, baby.’”
Gilbert recalled the scene being “really dirty, horrible.”
“I left crying, and I never really talked about it,” she said. “It was all because I had said something and embarrassed him publicly.”
Stone, who has also been accused of groping a former Playboy model, came to the defense of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein in October, when dozens of women leveled accusations of harassment, assault, and rape against the Hollywood elite.
In a statement he later walked back, Stone said of Weinstein: “It’s not easy what he’s going through.”
“I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I’m not going to comment on gossip,” he said. “I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”
Stone changed his mind hours later, and condemned Weinstein.