Sophia Bush took to social media Friday to deliver a strong message for a fan who harassed her on a plane ride, and her words have resonated with other women across the country.
The “Chicago P.D.” star posted photos on her Twitter account of the open letter she wrote to the “Random Dude on a plane.”
“When you make a woman so visibly uncomfortable, that after you’ve ignored all visual cues to please leave her alone (one word answers, she pulls out a book, puts on a hat, she actually asks you to not speak to her with the tone and words you’re choosing to use) that she finally GETS UP and MOVES SEATS, leave her alone,” Bush wrote. “Do not continue trying to make conversation. Stop turning around and looking at her. Stop leaning out of your seat and towards her body when she has to grab something out of the overhead bin above her original seat, and sadly also above you, mid-flight.
“And in my case, stop believing that you are entitled to make me uncomfortable because you ‘watch my TV show’ so I owe you some magical debt. I make it, you watch it. After that, the ’exchange’ is done. You do not get to harass me or any woman, because you think you pay our bills. You don’t bro, I DO.”
She signed the letter from “Every Woman On The Planet Who Is Sick Of Your Creepy S---.”
Bush later responded to comments from her followers saying the man leered at her, touched her and even threatened to follow her.
The post generated plenty of support for Bush.
“What this person did is utterly disgusting, I am so sorry that people feel like you owe them something for portraying a character,” one Twitter user wrote.
Many women also thanked her for speaking out on the issue, saying the message speaks to more than just celebrities.
"Every woman who has had a similar type of experience thanks you deeply for sharing this and speaking out," another person noted. "THANK YOU. Bless you."