karlaKarla Souza revealed that she was raped by a director early in her career.

In an interview with “CNN en Español”, the Mexican actress said that she was attacked by a director, whose name she did not disclose, on a one-month shoot in Mexico.

She explained that the director would “inappropriately” show up at her hotel room at 2 a.m. to go over scenes. During the shoot, Karla was staying at a hotel where only she and the director had rooms. The rest of the cast stayed in a different hotel.

“He knocked at my door saying he wanted to go over some scenes and I thought it’s 2 a.m., it’s not appropriate and it’s something that shouldn’t be happening.”

One night Karla decided not to open the door for him and says she paid a heavy price for it. “The next day he decided not to shoot my scene and then he suddenly started to humiliate me in front of the others on the set,” she recounted. “This was the psychological control that he held over me.”

After a month of dealing with the director’s “total abuse of power,” Karla says she finally gave in. “I ended up giving in to him [to let him] kiss me, to touch me in ways I did not want him to touch me and in one of those instances, he attacked me violently and yes, he raped me,” she said while wiping away tears.

Karla didn’t speak out at the time because she feared she would jeopardize her fledgeling acting career.

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