James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek reveals he was a victim of sexual harassment, too. Pictured: Van Der Beek rehearsing a scene for a FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) video on Sept. 15, 2014. Getty Images/Michael Buckner

James Van Der Beek has confessed that he was sexually harassed by an "older" and "powerful" man when he was younger.

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's controversy, more and more celebrities have opened up about their sexual harassment experiences. Van Der Beek joins the list of stars who have shared their personal encounters.

On Wednesday night, Van Der Beek took to Twitter and shared the detail how an influential man, much older than him sexually harassed him. "I've had my [explicit] grabbed by older, powerful men, I've had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger," he wrote.

The "CSI: Cyber" actor admitted that it was difficult to react because his perpetrator was powerful. Thus, he understands why victims feel helpless and tend to keep their silence.

"I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There's a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome," he added.

Aside from sharing that incident, Van Der Beek also gave his support to the victims who had the courage to share their experiences. "What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he's admitted to is unacceptable - in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out," he wrote.

Prior to "The Rules of Attraction" star's confession, Terry Crews had already admitted that he was a victim, too. "My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. Jumping back I said 'What are you doing?!' My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk," the "White Chicks" star wrote in a series of tweets.

A number praised Crews' effort especially that it shows that this issue also affects men. "@terrycrews is here showing that it's important to know that it's not only women that are victims of sexual harassment, and it is OK for men to speak out about their abuse too, no matter how big and muscular you are," Steph Jacqueline wrote on Twitter while sharing "The Expendables" star's tweets.

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