After Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she refused to participate in any casting couch shenanigans thereby putting her career in jeopardy (not really), Lisa Rinna reveals her own casting couch experience which is part of her book, Starlit.
When Lisa was 24, “I lost a role on a BIG TV series because I wouldn’t bend over a chair in a producers office for ‘just a quickie,’” Lisa admits to me for the first time. “‘Just pull your panties down and bend over and the role is yours,’ he said to me.”
Years later during her stint on Melrose Place, she met the producer again and threatened him with exposure after he stopped her on the red carpet to congratulate her. “I know everyone in this town and if you ever do what you did to me again to anyone else I will tell everyone your dirty secret.”
That producer has probably been bending over wannabe actresses over his desk every week since then. It makes no sense why she doesn’t say who he is. That’s like escaping a rapist in your community and telling your neighbors about it but never telling them who it was. Thanks for the useless information which now has me living in constant fear.