“I was just overwhelmed.”
This article contains a discussion of sexual assault and misconduct.
The famous Netflix documentary series Joy returns with a second season this Wednesday, January 12th.
In an interview with Tamron Hall that will air this Wednesday (via People), coach Navarro and Joy star Monica Aldama has made public accusations against Harris for the first time.
Aldama revealed that she learned of the allegations against Harris when the executive producer told her during the dress rehearsal for the film. Dancing with the Stars…
“I was on stage,” she recalls. “We were about to go to the dress rehearsal, and that’s when the executive producer came up to me and asked if I had seen the headlines, and of course I haven’t.”
“I was just stunned, and for a minute I caught my breath and all I could read was the headline. I couldn’t read the real article. “
Aldama went on to say that she told the producer that she would not be able to read about the allegations until filming ended that night, and that she still hadn’t read the article the producer had pointed out to her.
“I couldn’t read anything,” she said. “I needed to stay emotionally strong because I was already overwhelmed thinking about how to Dancing with the Stars… I just tried to hold back until I got through that night and let all my emotions spill out. “
Second season Joy – particularly in the first episode – the charges against Harris will be examined and interviews with his accusers will be presented. The premiere will take place on January 12.
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