Margot Robbie has hailed Cara Delevingne as a "fierce, brave woman" for speaking out her own experience of sexual harassment with Harvey Weinstein.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

The 27-year-old actress has praised her "dear friend" for opening up about the frightening ordeal she endured, and although the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' knew her pal was a strong character, she thinks her recent claim against the disgraced producer has proved how courageous her 'Suicide Squad' co-star truly is.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in support of the 25-year-old model, Margot said: "Cara is a dear friend of mine and I already knew she was a fierce, brave woman. Today just proved that again."

But the Australian star believed the whole ordeal is "so disturbing and sad", and she only hopes "good" will come out of the string of claims against the 65-year-old filmmaker.

Margot continued: "I think the whole situation is so disturbing and sad but I think the conversation surrounding it, hopefully, good comes out of it.

"The fact that the conversation is so prevalent and so many woman are so bravely coming forward, I think the culture has to change. It cannot be ignored anymore."

Cara, who identifies as bisexual, took to social media on Wednesday (11.10.17) to recall the moment Harvey - who has been accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees over a 30-year period - allegedly tried to force the star to kiss another woman in front of him, and reportedly told her if she didn't go ahead with the act her career in the movie industry would "never" flourish.

In a lengthy post shared on Instagram, Cara wrote: "When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call ... i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.

"A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. (sic)"

While Margot has hailed Cara as a strong female, the 'Paper Towns' star has admitted the traumatic ordeal left her feeling "powerless and scared".

She continued: "At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation.

"When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. (sic)"