She continued: ‘I was completely shocked. He wouldn’t let go. His hand moved behind my head, and it was a really forceful kiss.’
Michele said that after she pushed his shoulder off of her she felt like she had been assaulted that it was akin to ‘a drunk in the bar grabbing [her] out of nowhere.’
She goes on: ‘I was shaken. I was trembling. It was like an uncle grabbing you and kissing you. I was appalled because he just said how much he loved his wife. I felt violated. My mouth hurt. I was in absolute shock.’
Michele said that she packed her things up hoping that by the time she finished everyone would be gone. But when she was done everyone was still in the lobby so that’s when she decided to speak to the producer.
‘I pulled the producer (who was a woman) aside. I told her how he kissed me, and she asked if it had happened before. I said no, but they never hired me again. I called two or three weeks later, then again a month and two months later and I never heard from them again.’