Female film critic praises David Schwimmer for offering chaperone during hotel interview

David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer offered the female journo a chaperone when he invited her up to his hotel room. Photo credit: Getty

In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations emerging throughout Hollywood, it appears there are still some nice guys out there.

A female journalist has shared her story about the time David Schwimmer offered her a chaperone while interviewing him in his hotel room.

Poynter reports film reviewer Nell Minow was interviewing the former Friends star in the wake of the release of his film Trust at a Washington hotel in 2011.The film focused on a young girl who is groomed and raped by a man that she met on the internet.

Minow says they had arranged to speak in the hotel restaurant, but it was too noisy and the interview was becoming difficult.

Schwimmer suggested moving their discussion to his hotel room so they could hear each other. But Minow says he also quickly added that he could arrange to have a third person join them so she would feel comfortable.

"I haven't thought of that since it happened, but the Weinstein stories made me not just remember it but remember it in an entirely different context... as an indicator of Schwimmer's integrity and sensitivity.

"This wasn't just about his being a good guy who would not have tried anything.

"He understood what it is like to have to be constantly on the alert and he wanted to make sure I understood I was safe."

The reviewer said she didn't feel in danger and declined the offer to have a chaperone, but said she appreciated the star's sensitivity and consideration.

This story is a stark contrast to other reports that have been emerging from Hollywood in recent weeks.

More than 50 women have now spoken out against disgraced ex-media mogul Harvey Weinstein, alleging sexual harassment and misconduct.

Many others have shared their own negative experiences with directors, producers and other actors.