On Thursday, The New York Times published a
that revealed decades of alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein against multiple women, including actress Ashley Judd.
Weinstein, a prominent film producer and studio executive, is taking a leave of absence from The Weinstein Company following the allegations. Meanwhile, his lawyer says the studio mogul is preparing to sue The New York Times.
Reactions to the accusations have been strong, with women in the industry publicly speaking out on social-media platforms like Twitter. Many women, like Brie Larson and Amber Tamblyn, emphasised how hard it is for women to speak out about sexual harassment, especially when a powerful man such as Weinstein — who has helped shape the modern film industry — is involved.
Here’s how celebrities are reacting to the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations:
Let me be emphatically clear. This tweet was for those who want to blame victims.
Fellow women: Come. Forward.
I want to buy the movie rights
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017
As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment. It’s not your fault. I believe you.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) October 5, 2017
This abuse of power must be called out, however powerful the abuser, and we must publicly stand with those brave enough to come forward. https://t.co/9jAAZtfjJe
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) October 6, 2017
I took meetings at Weinstein. With other female execs. But every single time I’d hear “as long as you aren’t meeting with Harvey, you’ll be fine.” That’s our reality.
— Stephanie Mickus (@smickable) October 5, 2017
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