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Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
This combination photo shows actresses listed in alphabetical order, top row from left, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lea Seydoux and Mira Sorvino, who have made allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
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Susan Sarandon playing Queen Narissa in Disney's Enchanted.

Actress Susan Sarandon claims that there are other Hollywood predators who haven't been exposed - including one who drugged his victims.

The Thelma & Louise actress has a friend who has already spoken out about an ordeal she has been through but is too "worn out" to come forward again to tell her story of being taken advantage of by another insider.

Sarandon told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidential column: "Some of the women who have come forward have had other (experiences with) men, equally severe, and cannot go through it again. I know one who told me about a drugging situation, and I said, 'Are you going to come forward? Are you going to do something?' And she said she's just so worn out."

"Because this woman has already had to come forward with a lot ... . She said, 'I just don't have the strength to come forward.'"




The 71-year-old actress went on to discus her fury at the people who "enabled" media mogul Harvey Weinstein - who has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women - to allegedly abuse his position.

She said: "Everybody did give Harvey a pass for the longest time and said, 'Well, that's just Harvey.' I really am furious with the people that enabled, that delivered the girls, because I know there were agents and managers that didn't allow people to go to a hotel room for an interview or went with them."

Sarandon is currently promoting Bombshell, a documentary she has co-produced about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who was dubbed the most beautiful woman in film and helped develop a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during World War II. She is fascinated by how cruel Hollywood was to the subject.

Sarandon said: "I was preparing [to play] Bette Davis (in FX series Feud), who also had similar problems with the studio and faced similar problems as she got older, and it's certainly familiar grounds still for me."