Melissa Gilbert: Oliver Stone Humiliated Me

Says incident happened during audition for 1991's The Doors
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2017 8:37 AM CST

(Newser) – A second woman accusing Oliver Stone of sexual harassment has a familiar face. Melissa Gilbert, the former Little House on the Prairie actress who last year dropped a bid for Congress, says Stone humiliated her when she auditioned for the role of Jim Morrison's girlfriend in 1991's The Doors. In a Tuesday interview on Radio Andy, Gilbert explained how Stone told her he'd written a "special scene" just for her in which she was to get on her hands and knees and beg for sex, reports Deadline. It was "really dirty, horrible," said Gilbert, who refused to comply and left the room in tears. Gilbert initially told the story without naming Stone or the film for fear of backlash, but later added, "Oh, f--- it. It was Oliver Stone, and it was The Doors."

Gilbert then painted the "humiliating" scene as Stone's attempt to get back at her after she "embarrassed him" in public. According to Fox News, the pair had been at a nightclub debating the power of television versus film when fans of Little House on the Prairie approached Gilbert. "I said: 'You see a--hole, that's television. That's what television does,'" Gilbert recalled. "I guess he never forgot about it." Actress Caitlin O'Heaney last month claimed Val Kilmer punched her, also during an audition for The Doors, with Stone as witness, notes Vulture. Stone is also accused of groping a former Playboy model at a party more than 25 years ago. He hasn't commented on the allegations, but previously distanced himself from disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

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