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Jessica Williams Doesn't Like When Strange Men Touch Her Even If They're Famous

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Shockingly, even powerful, rich actors have poor boundaries when it comes to women’s bodies.


At Vulture Fest on Sunday, during her panel for 2 Dope Queens, Jessica Williams alluded to an upsetting incident with someone we all probably think is hot and cool. She doesn’t name them, so no one’s specific illusions will be destroyed by this. Williams says:

Yesterday, I was doing the red carpet for the Peabody’s so I was doing interviews. I was doing an interview, and all of the sudden, this guy, this popular actor comes up behind me and just grabs me and just pulls me in towards him. I was literally talking to somebody, and was like, “What? What is happening?” And he was like, “Yeah, girl. You fine” … If I was at a fucking bodega in Harlem and this happened to me, I would literally stab you. But because he’s a great actor, everybody’s, “Haha, that’s funny, right? Good one, you got touched.”


Hrm, who was at the Peabody Awards who would try to grab Jessica Williams from behind on the red carpet? Probably not any of these guys.

This kind of reminds me of a time a super hot guy slapped me on the ass at a concert and I was pissed because if he’d just said hello like a human I would have given him permission to slap me on the ass in private later. Keep your hands to your damn selves, everyone.

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Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Last time I went to a club this guy lectured my friends and I because apparently he’d been watching us all night and every time rando dudes came up behind us, we “ran away”. Sorry I’m shifting away from gropers. During his speech, another guy came up, put his arm around me tightly and asked if I wanted a beer. If he had asked if I wanted a beer, I probably would have said yes and danced with him. Instead I told him to fuck off and he called me a bitch. ITS ABOUT CONSENT, DUDES.